Still I Rise – Puisi karya 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 back yard.

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.

Maya Angelou
Keteguhan jiwa seseorang tak akan mudah ditumbangkan begitu saja oleh kejahatan dan kebencian apapun.
Ketika dia  sudah bangkit dari jatuhnya, dia akan semakin kuat, jauh lebih kuat dari sebelum dia jatuh dan jauh lebih kuat dari apa yang bisa dibayangkan orang lain.
Ketika dia dilecehkan, dihina, disiksa, disakiti, dia seperti debu, seperti harapan, seperti udara, dia bangkit.

About imexplore

Im trying to exploring some things to explore. Sebatas kemampuanku menjelajahi dunia bersama hati dan fikiranku.
This entry was posted in Belajar Puisi and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink.

2 Responses to Still I Rise – Puisi karya Maya Angelou

  1. wildan says:

    damn, puisinya bagus, tapi kenapa penjelasanya kurang?

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s