The Complete Collected Poems of Maya Angelou - "Oh Pray My Wings Are Gonna Fit Me Well" Part One Summary & Analysis

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"Oh Pray My Wings Are Gonna Fit Me Well" Part One Summary

In "Pickin Em Up and Layin Em Down," a man reminisces about traveling the country and loving many women. He lives by the adage that the grass is greener on the other side. Yet again, in "Here's to Adhering" someone seeks the ideal mate; this time a man. Parts of him lay everywhere, but the whole package remains elusive. A different kind of struggle, aging, is addresses in "On Reaching Forty." The only way to escape the aging process, according to the speaker, is to die young. Finally, "The Telephone" tells of a poor soul waiting all week for a phone call. Though the telephone lines connect many other people, his/hers refuses to ring.

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