Maya Angelou

Wednesday, August 20, 2003
A friend of mine sent me a forward today at work...I keep the good ones and that is what I consider this one. I have always liked Maya Angelou and had the opportunity to see her give a talk once (b'day present from my friend) and thoroughly enjoyed it! I hope you like the following:

In April, Maya Angelou was interviewed by Oprah on her 70+ birthday.
Maya really is a marvel who has led quite an interesting and exciting life.
Oprah asked her what she thought of growing older. And, there ontelevision, she said it was "exciting." Regarding body changes, she said there were many, occurring her breasts. They seem to be in a race to see which will reach her waist, first. The audience laughed so hard they cried. She is such a simple and honest woman, with so much wisdom in her words. Because of that, I share this....

byMaya Angelou
When I was in my younger days,
I weighed a few pounds less,
I needn't hold my tummy in towear a belted dress.
But now that I am older,
I've set my body free;
There's the comfort of elastic
Where once my waist would be.
Inventor of those high-heeled shoes
My feet have not forgiven;
I have to wear a nine now,
But used to wear a seven.
And how about those pantyhose-
They're sized by weight, you see,
So how come when I put them on The crotch is at my knee?
I need to wear these glasses
As the print's been getting smaller;
And it wasn't very long ago I know that I was taller.
Though my hair has turned to gray
and my skin no longer fits,
On the inside, I'm the same old me,
It's the outsides changed a bit.
But, on a positive note...