Friday, February 22, 2008

Still Alive Lady Quote (2)

"Bitterness is like cancer. It eats upon the host. But anger is like fire. It burns it all clean." -- Maya Angelou

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

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.

...

Maya Angelou

God Bless you and your men, Lt. G.

FbL said...

Love the music in the sidebar! Stay safe, dear soldier.

Anonymous said...

Here's a "still alive guy quote" to keep in mind when you're out beyond the pale:

"The breakfast of champions is not cereal, it's the opposition."
by Nick Seitz

Stay Frosty.

Unkletom
Livermore, CA

nick said...

puppies are cute

Anonymous said...

By Jove! I think you're getting the hang of this place!

No matter what you have to do, live through this. All the details can be worked out later. You went over for the best and most noble reasons. The situation you find yourself in was not your doing. Your response is the typical, ageless response of nobility and self-sacrifice to bureaucracy and incompetence. Of all persons, we, our community, our civilization, or society NEEDS folks like you.

Our society may not admit it, though. Don't expect that they will. That would involve a courageous and painfill moral inventory. Nope, don't expect that. Not at all. You can expect that some, who went before, will see and understand. But they might be too busy wrestling the modern day alligators to give you more than a nod.

Well, Cheu hoy, keep it real, and hey, did you ever imagine it would be this much fun?

Thank You for your service.

Macy said...

Which is worse: bitterness or resentment? (Or are they the same?) Since Nietzsche said resentment that's what I'll say.