When will we come to it?????? (A poem by Maya Angelou)
First of all, I would like to bring your attention to what a poem is. A poem is a piece of writing in which we express our feelings, imagination and ideas, given intensity by a particular attention to diction. Now the question arises when we ask ourselves this question, “When will we come to it really???”
In the first two stanzas it tells us how, we this people, on this small and lonely but yet beautiful planet, travel through space, past aloof stars and across indifferent suns to a destination where all signs tells us its possible and necessary to learn. And basically just telling us how everything and anything is possible when you believe.
In the following four to five stanzas, in the middle, it tells us when we come to it, to that peacemaking day when we release our fists of unfriendliness and allow pure air to cool our palms, that is full of scorn, evil, hate and so many more.
Maybe just maybe we will come to it, to that beautiful day where we are free and no longer have that fear in our mentality or emptiness to do what ever we please. But until then we will have to wait for that day to come. That day that we conquer those battlefields within. Not only does it take one man for us to come to that day, but the whole universe at large to come to it. No one ever said its going to be easy. We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated.
In the meantime, keep this in mind, “I have learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” That is one of the powerful quotes that really inspires me , told by MAYA ANGELOU.
Author: Sofia Simon