Poetry/Short Stories

Mystery woman


She stood straight up

With the world at “her feet”

A smile so big

To knock a cloud out of place

Her teeth so white

Like winter had come.

Mystery woman;

I saw from a distance

In my poetry book

Her zeal and passion

I wanted

Her command

And humility

I mimicked

Once or twice

My, my, my

Miss Maya

Miss Maya Angelou




Wise, giving and forgiving

In my mind

I walk beside you

Only to feel the mystery

Of who you were.

Susan McMillan

For Miss Maya Angelou; a woman whose words always echo in my heart like the sound of an African drum.


26 thoughts on “Mystery woman

    1. Thank you very much Christy. You are so kind πŸ™πŸ’. I absolutely love Miss Maya’s work. I especially admire the passion that went into her work. Just amazing!

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