Be Inspired: In and Out of Time by Maya Angelou


Is there someone in your live that means the world to? Is there someone you love more than anything? Is there someone  you want to tell exactly how you feel but cannot find the words?…Not to worry, Maya Angelou sums it up perfectly with this poem….

…dedicated to you – A.D.B…

The sun has come.
The mist has gone.
We see in the distance…
our long way home.
I was always yours to have.
You were always mine.
We have loved each other in and out of time.

When the first stone looked up at the blazing sun
and the first tree struggled up from the forest floor
I had always loved you more.
You freed your braids…
gave your hair to the breeze.
It hummed like a hive of honey bees.
I reached in the mass for the sweet honey comb there….
Mmmm…God how I love your hair.

You saw me bludgeoned by circumstance.
Lost, injured, hurt by chance.
I screamed to the heavens….loudly screamed….
Trying to change our nightmares into dreams…
The sun has come.
The mist has gone.
We see in the distance our long way home.

I was always yours to have.
You were always mine.
We have loved each other in and out
in and out
in and out
of time.

Perfect!  🙂

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12 thoughts on “Be Inspired: In and Out of Time by Maya Angelou

  1. Reblogged this on Simply Marvia and commented:

    I just learned that the most phenomenal teacher, activist and poet has passed. Maya Angelou passed away at the age of 86. She was a woman with an enormous legacy, my heart goes out to her family. My heart is broken!….there will never be another like her!… RIP Maya Angelou.

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  2. I’ve not come across this poem until now and what struck me was not so much about the love between two individuals but love between races; that how man is one, and we only have each other. We have been in and out with each other since and will be in and out with each other until the end. A beautiful poem, heartbreaking. If I were to translate this to music, it would be like a major and minor ending to a piece.

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  3. i first hear this poem on teyler perry’s family reunion… i jus play it over again,,,,,after that i became a big fan of her poems

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