No Loser, No Weeper – Maya Angelou

“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

My all time favourite quote!

13 thoughts on “No Loser, No Weeper – Maya Angelou

  1. First time reading this poem by Maya… love it 🙂

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    1. She’s phenomenal! You have to read the rest,… she talks about love, life and so many more, in her poetry and books…
      I love this poem too! 🌸

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  2. Her poetry is awesome!

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    1. Absolutely, too good!
      Very honest and real! ❤️

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  3. I remember reading her books when I was younger. Really powerful writer. ☺️

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    1. Absolutely! I just can’t put down the book. In fact, the next book I’m planning to read is: I know why the caged bird sings.
      Have you read that book?
      I stumbled upon the movie, and I just can’t wait to read the book. If you have the time, click on the link to the movie.

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      1. That was the first book I read and it is honestly a beautiful heart wrenching and amazing read! I saw the movie later and I think there are a couple more books in the series. I still have them so will look them out. I only keep books I love (pass rest on) but have kept these ones for a long time 😊

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      2. Yeah, that makes sense. To pass on those that you’re not reading… 🌸

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  4. This was beautiful-sad-powerful poem. Sad that she passed away, what a talent.
    Thanks for exposing me to her, I´ll see if I can find her books on Amazon.

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    1. Yes, her poems are excellent. 🌸
      Ahh, you read between the lines for this poem… however, I completely agree with you.
      Her books are easily available on Amazon. I got mine, from there as well.
      Merry Christmas! 🎄

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  5. Will buy the book 😁 The poem is awesome 👍

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