Still Alive To Me

28 May


The walk of life can be daunting

More so for a little scared girl

Looking for her path

Searching for meaning

Longing for understanding

But she found solace

In words.

Found hope in writing

Felt at home in her thoughts

When she got lost in the words you span.


Though worlds apart

I felt it.

Each time your spoke,

I melted.

The lines you wrote

I inhaled them.

My oblivious soul sister

Related only by the stroke of the pen.


You carried me through my roughest patches

We never met but I felt like I knew you

Found traces of my life

Fragments of my thoughts

A bunch of my fears

And a lot of happy tears

From your work


Even if you’re gone

In my heart you live on

I’m honored to have shared in your words

I’m blessed to have bathed in your wisdom

Though I never met you,

And oh how I wish I did,

I’ve always loved you

So rest in peace,

Dr. Maya Angelou.




Posted by on May 28, 2014 in Poetry


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5 responses to “Still Alive To Me

  1. lidy

    May 29, 2014 at 6:52 pm

    hi, was doing a Google search for blog sites celebrating Maya Angelou but mostly found news links about her death yesterday when I stumbled on yours. so far, it looks like most fans are using other forms of social media like tweeting to pay respects, so imagine how glad I was that I found your site. I like your poem “Still Alive to Me,” especially the first two stanzas and my favorite line is “My oblivious soul sister, Related only by the stroke of the pen.”
    I’m planning on doing memorial blog post on my blog and would love to hear from you, if you’re able. Can’t wait to hear from you.

    • Miss Njogo

      May 29, 2014 at 7:03 pm

      Hi Lidy. Thanks for reading and i’m glad you liked it. I would love to help out in anyway i can. Maya was a great inspiration to me and many others and she deserves to be celebrated. I bet she would want people to celebrate and not mourn. She lived a full life taking life in with a big spoon. Let me know how i can help. 🙂

      • lidy

        May 29, 2014 at 8:25 pm

        thanks miss njogo. like you, I’m working on a poem in tribute to Maya Angelou. So far I’ve gathered some links to celebrate Maya. eg, the official maya angelou website, a recording of Phenomenal Woman, her qoutes and 10 facts about Maya by abc news. Any other links you can find in celebration of Ms. Angelou and not just her biography or news of her death, will be greatly appreciated. As well as other author/poet blogs in tribute of Maya to direct readers to.

      • Miss Njogo

        June 4, 2014 at 5:28 pm

        Great. I’ll get back to you once i find anything

  2. lidy

    June 25, 2014 at 7:02 pm

    hi miss njogo, were you able to find anything? I wanted to do a follow up post on Maya, but this time on the upcoming 12th Annual UNCF Maya Angelou Women Who Lead Luncheon on Saturday, June 28th.


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