“I hate to lose something.”
then she bent her head,
“even a dime, I wish I was dead.”
I can’t explain it. No more to be said.
‘Cept, I hate to lose something.
I lost a doll once and cried for a week.
She could open her eyes, and do all but speak.
I believe she was took, by some doll-snatching sneak.
I tell you, I hate to lose something.
“A watch of mine once, got up and walked away.
It had twelve numbers on it and for the time of day.
I’ll never forget it and all I can say
Is I really hate to lose something.”
“Now if I felt that way ’bout a watch or a toy,
what do you think I feel ’bout my lover-boy?
I ain’t threatening you, madam, but he is my evening’s joy
And I mean, I really hate to lose something.”
- poem taken from Maya Angelou – The Complete Poetry
Dr. Maya Angelous – she’s a phenomenal woman and loved by so many! May you RIP!
I’ve been on a reading spree on all of her books, and honestly, I JUST CAN’T GET ENOUGH! I love her wit in this poem! – she really made me laugh!
There’s so many more, I absolutely love, but oh well, get the book and read it for yourself! Then, you’d completely understand what I mean…
A brilliant writer, a fierce friend and a truly phenomenal woman’ – President Barack Obama
The poems and stories she wrote… were gifts of wisdom and wit, courage and grace’ – President Bill Clinton
She moved through the world with unshakable calm, confidence and a fierce grace… She will always be the rainbow in my clouds’ – Oprah Winfrey