November 5, 2008

~Dr. King Your Dream Came True~

Dr. Nina Simone, this is for you~

(Thanks, K.R.)

Emmet Till, this is for you~

Dr.Maya Angelou~this is for you~

Still I Rise Dr.Maya Angelou August 12, 1978

You may write me down in history
With your bitter, twisted lies,
You may trod me in the very dirt
But still, like dust, I'll rise.

Does my sassiness upset you?
Why are you beset with gloom?
'Cause I walk like I've got oil wells
Pumping in my living room.

Just like moons and like suns,
With the certainty of tides,
Just like hopes springing high,
Still I'll rise.

Did you want to see me broken?
Bowed head and lowered eyes?
Shoulders falling down like teardrops.
Weakened by my soulful cries.

Does my haughtiness offend you?
Don't you take it awful hard
'Cause I laugh like I've got gold mines
Diggin' in my own back yard.

You may shoot me with your words,
You may cut me with your eyes,
You may kill me with your hatefulness,
But still, like air, I'll rise.

Does my sexiness upset you?
Does it come as a surprise
That I dance like I've got diamonds
At the meeting of my thighs?

Out of the huts of history's shame

I rise
Up from a past that's rooted in pain
I rise
I'm a black ocean, leaping and wide,
Welling and swelling I bear in the tide.
Leaving behind nights of terror and fear
I rise
Into a daybreak that's wondrously clear
I rise
Bringing the gifts that my ancestors gave,
I am the dream and the hope of the slave.
I rise
I rise
I rise.

~Maya Angelou

Boys & Girls of the WORLD ~ THIS ONE IS FOR YOU (wink, wink)


Anonymous said...

HALLELUJAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It is INDEED a new day! Thanks for your indefatigable campaigning efforts in support of our new President elect! You Barack, all right!!!

Los Angelista said...

Oh, that picture of Emmett Till made me SO happy. What a beautiful, beautiful day!

kr said...

p.s (I posted 2 above...) LOVE the Obama montage! I was less fortunate and was not able to nab the, "Mr. President" Sun Times I so wanted...our stores were all sold out by 7:00 a.m. Drats!
(this is k.r., btw)

Houseonahill said...

@Anonymous aka kr, THANKS!
Yes, obtaining those newpapers was quite a task! Igotchu!

I immediately thought of Emmett Till last night...his death started it all...God rest his soul~
We owe him, and we owe his mother, Mrs. Mamie Till everything ~ absolutely everything.

Houseonahill said...

Oh yeh, Liz...IT WAS a beautiful, beautiful day!!!!

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Houseonahill said...

Thanks so much Sarah, so good to have you stopping by!

~ House