What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger: And Still I Rise! @poetry @ThePoetryPorn

From long-standing friend Naomi Calligaro who keeps feeding my spirit with inspirational sayings, pictures and poems – despite seven arrests, three hate crimes, no pension payments since May 2015, six court proceedings ending with Police having ‘No Case to Answer’, i.e. the two of us ‘not guilty’ of conspiracy to intimidate witnesses, resulting in internet cables being cut, and a ‘Restraining Order’ not to make public any allegations. Do innocent, law-abiding people behave like that?

Maya Angelou “And Still I Rise”

You may write me down in history
With your bitter, twisted lies,
You may tread 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. Continue reading

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