"A Paean to Dr. Maya Angelou
on her Passing from this Plain"
by Marcinho Savant
God's Witness, on Earth, of all our best, and most gruesome, aspects of humankind.
An American Daughter, eternally bemarked with lines of smiles, and tears, and sage. "Phenomenal Woman"... That's You.
The Conscience-filled Angel for Light, and Right.
The Grand, yet, humble Scion of the Family of Words.
An inspiration to generations of women, and men, alike.
The Artiste. The lover of all humanity.
The Marcheline of social accountability, and empowerment;
The graceful Muse for millions--- whom were unable to source the words to adequately express the joy, or the pain, endured in the timeline ourselves.
I bid you farewell, YOU, who have marked me forever.
You, dear Elder, who has changed the language, and the meter of phrase, and bestowed the shimmering twinkle of the stars of your soul that you so generously shared.
Thank you, for all you have done! Joy seems to have found a home in your essence, in spite of strife. May you rest in peace, Mother.
Alas, please RISE!