Maya wasn’t particularly beautiful
But when she walked into a room
You would notice her
With those twinkling eyes and luscious lips
Her smile lit up the room
And as soon as she started to talk
The tenor of her voice
The music of her speech
And her wisdom
Worked its magic on you

She didn’t hold back
She was not afraid
You couldn’t intimidate her if you tried
She had the courage of her convictions and
Stood up for herself
It was not easy to say no to Maya

Her childhood was rough
She stopped talking for a while
But poetry gave her back her voice
And boy, since then, has she talked

She became the voice of her generation
Uplifting so many of her countrymen
Her charisma came from the allure of her words
Maya was a phenomenal woman!

December 29th, 2015

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