Nikki Giovanni Pens a Poem For Maya Angelou.

Maya Angelou

“At Times Like This” by Nikki Giovanni

(for Maya Angelou)

At times like this
We measure our words
Because we are
Measuring a life

A friend was not
Lost nor did she
Transition she

We recognize a good
Life was lead a
Generous heart
Ceases to beat
A hearty laugh will
No longer be

We measure not
The depth
But the width
Of compassion
And passion
And dreams

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