Women’s History Forever Rising: 12 Inspirational Maya Angelou Poems

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In a Time by Maya Angelou

In a time of secret wooing
Today prepares tomorrow’s ruin
Left knows not what right is doing
My heart is torn asunder.

In a time of furtive sighs
Sweet hellos and sad goodbyes
Half-truths told and entire lies
My conscience echoes thunder.

In a time when kingdoms come
Joy is brief as summer’s fun
Happiness it’s race has run
Then pain stalks in to plunder.

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