AMERICAN POET LAUREATE AND PHENOMENAL WOMAN DR. MAYA ANGELOU PASSES AT 86 YEARS OLD

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Listen to yourself and in that quietude you might hear the voice of God.
— Maya Angelou via Twitter.com

That was the last bit of wisdom that Dr. Maya Angelou left the world before she peacefully passed Wednesday morning. It seems poetic that Dr. Angelou would leave such words behind. She always had a way of transforming her life experiences into words on paper that read like music to our ears. She was not only a talented wordsmith, but an activist for education and civil rights. Her word lent a voice to young African-American girls through works such as "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings" and "Phenomenal Woman"

Dr. Angelou started life as a black girl from a small town who fell in love with the power of poetry and devoted herself to it; which serves as a powerful example to all of us. She lived a life that created extraordinary works and left behind a LEGACY. At the end of the day, that is what we all strive for, to leave this world better than we found it . Dr. Angelou, your words touched so many lives and inspired so many black girls from small places to go after their big dreams. Rest Peacefully now as your words continue to live on. 

Written by Amber Patterson