I've been blessed to have Maya Angelou as my mentor, mother/sister, and friend since my 20’s.  She was there for me always, guiding me through some of the most important years of my life.  The world knows her as a poet but at the heart of her, she was a teacher. ‘When you learn, teach.  When you get, give’ is one of my best lessons from her.
She won three Grammys, spoke six languages and was the second poet in history to recite a poem at a presidential inauguration.  But what stands out to me most about Maya Angelou is not what she has done or written or spoken, it’s how she lived her life.  She moved through the world with unshakeable calm, confidence and a fierce grace.  I loved her and I know she loved me.  I will profoundly miss her.  She will always be the rainbow in my clouds.
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  • oprahI've been blessed to have Maya Angelou as my mentor, mother/sister, and friend since my 20’s. She was there for me always, guiding me through some of the most important years of my life. The world knows her as a poet but at the heart of her, she was a teacher. ‘When you learn, teach. When you get, give’ is one of my best lessons from her.
    She won three Grammys, spoke six languages and was the second poet in history to recite a poem at a presidential inauguration. But what stands out to me most about Maya Angelou is not what she has done or written or spoken, it’s how she lived her life. She moved through the world with unshakeable calm, confidence and a fierce grace. I loved her and I know she loved me. I will profoundly miss her. She will always be the rainbow in my clouds.

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  • angela.gobin95Awww so touching oprah☺
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  • lorijk1908@deereeddotcom it's going to happen friend, I BELIEVE it! #helloPURPOSE
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  • poetess_mdThe first time I heard Maya speak was on your show. I felt like God breathed on me that day, I was sooooo inspired. What an incredible woman!!!!!
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  • pixiedust4dasoul@oprah I wrote a book titled Pixie Dust for the Soul, motivational and inspirational poetry, I tried to send it to you but it was returned, God placed in my heart the desire to send it to you, what would be the correct mailing address?
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  • berriosadaShe's a great loss to all she inspired
  • helgahattumaDear Oprah, do you have 5 minutes for me?
  • ignited23This photo is everything! I love the both of you so much!
  • author_vinnieaniceGod Bless
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