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Her voice lifted the nation and lifted up our hearts. She inspired the hearts of many people across the nation and across the world. She was a legend; a great poet who touched souls and won the love of people everywhere. Her books lift the burdens of everyday situations. Her legend and spirit will live in our hearts forever. The poetry and stories she wrote were gifts of wisdom and encouragement. She gave us hope, words that we could not find. She helped us to see clearly when the light was dimmest. She offered light and wisdom to the world.

She will sorely be missed but she looks down on us and smiles. She says “I may be gone but my spirit will live on forever and ever. I’m in my great big mansion in heaven. I will write forever in my new home.”

She doesn’t want us to cry. She wants us to smile and lift up our hearts and rejoice.

“Listen to yourself and in that quietude you may hear the voice of God,” she says. “I had a lot of clouds but I have had so many rainbows in my clouds. Super Soul Sunday! ”

Maya Angelou, you are the best. Sending love and kisses and a bouquet of flowers for your new home. Thank you for all the books you wrote and will be writing forever.