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Poetry Slam

When I Think About Myself

By: Maya Angelou


When I think about myself.

I almost laugh myself to death, 

My life has been one great big joke, 

A dance that’s walked,

A song that’s spoke,

I laugh so hard I almost choke,

When I think about myself.


Sixty years in these folks’ world,

The child I works for calls me GIRL,

I say, “Yes ma’am!?” for workings sake.

Too proud to bend, 

Too poor to break,

I laugh until my stomach ache,

When I think about myself.

My folks can make me split my side, 

I laughed so hard I nearly died, 

The tales they tell sound just like lying,

They grow fruit,

But eat the rind,

I laugh until I start to crying,

When I think about my folks…….

This poem was always a favorite of mine… I saw and still see many pieces of me in this piece. I’m sure many of us can relate, when we think about ourselves, we tend to think about our folks, our families. Family plays a part in/with who we are, who and where we come from. But the major point and part of it all is how you think about yourself and why you think the way you think about yourself.

See no matter what others may think, say and or do what matters most is what truly matters to you

When you think about yourself. 

Who are you?

Where did you come from?

Who did/do you come from?

When you think about your folks…

Where have you been?

Where are you going?

When you think about yourself…



Mother and Self Created Queen seeking to change the lives of people in the world. I want people to know that #SelfLove is thee most important love in the world. I have experienced many things in life and know first hand how it is and feels to be alone in a world surrounded by many people. I started the social Media Label #FindingMe to promote and encourage self love, growth, and encouragement through life struggles. I am currently writing a book and studying life coaching, counseling, and psychotherapy. I advocate for movements in life, our universe deserves to know that there are more people who appreciate the greatness in life than there are who do not appreciate it.

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