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Even the darkest night will end and the sun will rise.

Victor Hugo, Les Miserables

Today I would like to encourage you with a poem by Maya Angelou called “Still I Rise.” In time of difficulty, let’s always be reminded that our defeat is not the final statement because we can rise up, we can get up and we can stand up again from this mess.

STILL I RISE – MAYA ANGELOU

You may write me down in history
With your bitter, twisted lies,
You may trod me in the very dirt
But still, like dust, I’ll rise.

Does my sassiness upset you?
Why are you beset with gloom?
’Cause I walk like I’ve got oil wells
Pumping in my living room.

Just like moons and like suns,
With the certainty of tides,
Just like hopes springing high,
Still I’ll rise.

Did you want to see me broken?
Bowed head and lowered eyes?
Shoulders falling down like teardrops,
Weakened by my soulful cries?

Does my haughtiness offend you?
Don’t you take it awful hard
’Cause I laugh like I’ve got gold mines
Diggin’ in my own backyard.

You may shoot me with your words,
You may cut me with your eyes,
You may kill me with your hatefulness,
But still, like air, I’ll rise.

Does my sexiness upset you?
Does it come as a surprise
That I dance like I’ve got diamonds
At the meeting of my thighs?

Out of the huts of history’s shame
I rise
Up from a past that’s rooted in pain
I rise
I’m a black ocean, leaping and wide,
Welling and swelling I bear in the tide.

Leaving behind nights of terror and fear
I rise
Into a daybreak that’s wondrously clear
I rise
Bringing the gifts that my ancestors gave,
I am the dream and the hope of the slave.
I rise
I rise
I rise.

About the Author David Ng

DAVID NG is all about aiming to provide QUALITY, AFFORDABLE and CUSTOMISABLE MOTIVATIONAL, PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT AND SOFT SKILLS training programmes for everyone from students to corporate levels. Our vision is to inspire and motivate that everyone is able to learn and achieve their desired goals and results in their life.

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