Sunday, January 13, 2013

365 Poems: Weekend Glory (guest post by Maya Angelou)

Day 13

Sunday being a day of rest and all, of course we're taking the day off. You should, too. But why not put a real poem to work? Today let's enjoy Maya Angelou's 'Weekend Glory,' a wonderful little poem that captures the spirit of a working person's time off.

Weekend Glory

Some clichty folks
don't know the facts,
posin' and preenin'
and puttin' on acts,
stretchin' their backs.

They move into condos
up over the ranks,
pawn their souls
to the local banks.
Buying big cars
they can't afford,
ridin' around town
actin' bored.

If they want to learn how to live life right
they ought to study me on Saturday night.

Read the rest here.

This poem is available in Maya Angelou's book, Phenomenal Women.

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