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    Maya Angelou dies

    I've enjoyed her work for years. So sad to see her go.

    http://news.yahoo.com/university-poe...134624581.html
    There is no life I know
    To compare with pure imagination.
    Living there you’ll be free
    If you truly wish to be.~ Willy Wonka

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    I did too, Gumby. She was so magnificent. Her presence, her voice, her philosophy.

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    She was ... phenomenal.
    Dream big, fight hard, live proud!

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    One of my favorites:

    Momma Welfare Roll by Maya Angelou


    Her arms semaphore fat triangles,
    Pudgy hands bunched on layered hips
    Where bones idle under years of fatback
    And lima beans.

    Her jowls shiver in accusation
    Of crimes cliched by Repetition.
    Her children, strangers
    To childhood's toys, play
    Best the games of darkened doorways,
    Rooftop tag, and know the slick feel of
    Other people's property.

    Too fat to whore,
    Too mad to work,
    Searches her dreams for the
    Lucky sign and walks bare-handed
    Into a den of bereaucrats for her portion.

    'They don't give me welfare.
    I take it.'
    There is no life I know
    To compare with pure imagination.
    Living there you’ll be free
    If you truly wish to be.~ Willy Wonka

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