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.


27 thoughts on “Mystery woman

  1. LOVE Maya’s writing β™₯ This is a fantastic poetic tribute to her. It’ll be going on my inspirational blogs roundup post on Friday πŸ™‚

    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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