I was sat watching the sea when I heard the news.
My daughter phoned me when I was away to ask me if I had heard the news.
Dr Maya Angelou had died.
As the waves crashed against the shore.
I didn’t know Dr Maya Angelou but when I read ” I know why the cage bird sings” it simply changed me.
Her strength, her determination got me through some dark days.
Her words gave me hope when I didn’t believe in it.
Even when life became lighter her words were still my inspiration.
I devoured her books, her writing, her poetry with a passion.
They filled my heart.
Dr Maya Angelou was a fighter, her advocacy in civil rights is a legacy on it’s own.
“She lived a life as a teacher, activist, artist and human being. She was a warrior for equality, tolerance and peace.”
Her families statement honour the beautiful lady she was.
I am so thankful for the words Dr Maya Angelou shared with the world.
Her writings were often close to the inner workings of my mind.
I bear one of her quotes on my arm.
This quote is so true for the writer in me.
Yet it’s another which I live my life by.
“People will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”
Dr Maya Angelou you have left this world a brighter richer place.
Your poetry, your stories, your voice have all left such a lasting legacy for the world.
Your were an inspiration to many.
You were my hope and strength.
Thank you Dr Maya Angelou for never giving up.
“Listen to yourself and in that quietude you might hear the voice of God.”
Bless Heaven Dr Maya Angelou as you blessed the earth.