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'Her words were powerful enough to move a small girl from the South Side of Chicago [Maya Angelou]'
DailyMail (UK) ^ | June 07, 2014 | JESSICA JERREAT

Posted on 06/07/2014 4:57:28 PM PDT by Steelfish

'Her words were powerful enough to move a small girl from the South Side of Chicago to the White House': Michelle Obama joins Bill Clinton and Oprah at memorial to celebrate the life of Maya Angelou Wake Forest Univerisity where writer taught for 30 years, hosts celebration of Angelou's lifeBeloved poet and author died at her home on May 28 aged 86

JESSICA JERREAT 7 June 2014

Clinton had chosen Angelou to read a poem at his first inauguration in 1993. The original composition, On the Pulse of Morning, went on to became a million-seller.

He added: 'She may have stopped talking, but she never stopped paying attention.. Clinton, who spoke after rousing music by the Bobby Jones Gospel Choir, said: 'Her great gift in an action-packed life was that she was always paying attention.' 'She was without a voice for five years and then she developed he greatest voice on the planet. God loaned her His voice,' Clinton said. 'She had the voice of God. And he decided he wanted it back for a while.'

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TOPICS: Chit/Chat
KEYWORDS: badpoetssociety; blasphemy; castro; chicago; hollywoodreds; mayaangelou; nakedcommunist; obama; prodictator; revisionisthistory

1 posted on 06/07/2014 4:57:28 PM PDT by Steelfish
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To: Steelfish

Wow. That is pretty disturbing. Bill likes all prostitutes though.


2 posted on 06/07/2014 4:59:01 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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Half right,Bill....not the God in Heaven, that’s for sure.


3 posted on 06/07/2014 4:59:32 PM PDT by PhineasSpear (PhineasSpear)
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To: Steelfish

‘She had the voice of God. ‘


Bill must be inhaling now.


4 posted on 06/07/2014 5:00:13 PM PDT by boycott
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To: Steelfish

Personally, I doubt Bill Clinton would recognize the voice of God even if accompanied by peals of thunder and trumpet fanfare.


5 posted on 06/07/2014 5:00:56 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: Steelfish

The words that Bill will hear from God won’t be pretty.


6 posted on 06/07/2014 5:02:06 PM PDT by Bosco (Remember how you felt on September 11?)
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To: Steelfish

Being a writer myself, maybe it’s just me, but I was never that impressed with her work.


7 posted on 06/07/2014 5:02:40 PM PDT by ransacked
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To: Steelfish

Really, Bill?

God has already spoken through the OT and the NT. Everything I’ve read from Maya has some issues with the Word. How about you?


8 posted on 06/07/2014 5:03:16 PM PDT by WorkingClassFilth
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To: ransacked

She was black and chronically indignant about that, that is all it takes to gain fame anymore.


9 posted on 06/07/2014 5:05:10 PM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: Steelfish

10 posted on 06/07/2014 5:08:23 PM PDT by Ouchthatonehurt ("When you're going through hell, keep going." - Sir Winston Churchill)
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To: Steelfish
God loaned her His voice,' Clinton said. 'She had the voice of God.


11 posted on 06/07/2014 5:09:06 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Steelfish

The First Lady of the Unites States of America should have been with the president at the 70th anniversary of D-Day, not at a funeral.


12 posted on 06/07/2014 5:09:34 PM PDT by FrdmLvr ("WE ARE ALL OSAMA, 0BAMA!" al-Qaeda terrorists who breached the American compound in Benghazi)
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To: Steelfish

An Ayatollah?


13 posted on 06/07/2014 5:18:39 PM PDT by MIchaelTArchangel (Have a wonderful day!)
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To: ransacked

Yes indeed. Writing at this level isn’t about concrete imagery, conflicts, theses, painting new pictures, or challenging the status quo:
Poetry at this level is about affirming the righteousness of the government elite.
Pushkin... Mayakovsky... Whitman even, of whom I was never fond... Certainly Plath, Stevens, some new poets like Austin LaGrone, Richard Meier, Nicky Beer... The real “radicals” in verse, these are the thoughtful people whose analysis might be worthwhile. Alas I’m not a poet but I’m pretty sure that those who insult the “made men,” like Angelou, get whacked.


14 posted on 06/07/2014 5:24:37 PM PDT by golux
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To: fwdude

“She was black and chronically indignant...”

I wonder if there are any non-black poets that our FLOTUS would champion.

What’s that definition of racism again?


15 posted on 06/07/2014 5:25:12 PM PDT by Tigerized (Keep Calm, Carry On, but Never Give Up.)
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To: ransacked

I’m not a writer and I always thought her “poetry “ was truly awful prose. She ‘s just another “success “ of affirmative action.


16 posted on 06/07/2014 5:31:57 PM PDT by aquila48
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To: Steelfish

What rotten blasphemy.


17 posted on 06/07/2014 5:38:25 PM PDT by Catmom (We're all gonna get the punishment only some of us deserve.)
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To: Steelfish
She was a prostitute and madam who exploited other young girls and women.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/06/03/maya-angelou-sex-worker_n_5440822.html

She said herself she was "not ashamed" of that. We all sin - but she refused to ask God for forgiveness.

18 posted on 06/07/2014 5:41:30 PM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: Steelfish

Listening to her is like listening to chalkboard scratching..


19 posted on 06/07/2014 5:43:13 PM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company last election, and I laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: Steelfish
The rock, the river, and the tree cried out together in a loud voice, saying please don't recite the poem ever again. It was terrible.
20 posted on 06/07/2014 5:45:26 PM PDT by Moorings
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To: Steelfish

Poppycock! It was all poppycock!


21 posted on 06/07/2014 5:51:46 PM PDT by x1stcav ("The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there.")
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To: fwdude

Like our president (or his ghostwriter), Angelou sold millions of books to good liberals that were shelved and left unread.

Vastly overrated much like her disciple Oprah. A pair of hucksters posing as demigods.


22 posted on 06/07/2014 6:44:05 PM PDT by PBRCat
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To: skeeter
Personally, I doubt Bill Clinton would recognize the voice of God even if accompanied by peals of thunder and trumpet fanfare.

Actually clintoon heard both God and Satan when he was on operating table, they were arguing over who would have to take him when he died, neither one wanted him that's why he's still here.

23 posted on 06/07/2014 8:18:44 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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24 posted on 06/07/2014 9:33:54 PM PDT by tomkat
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To: Steelfish

Gee, nobody could’ve predicted Oprah jumping on this bandwagon.


26 posted on 06/08/2014 10:04:59 AM PDT by Excuse_My_Bellicosity (Visualize whirled peas.)
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