Life Doesn't Frighten Me
Life Doesn't Frighten Me is a simple, repetitive poem that is written from a child's perspective, the speaker going over things in her life that she has to overcome to move on.
It is a series of loosely connected images tied up with mostly full end rhymes and a repeated refrain which reinforces the idea that, despite what we encounter in life, we do not have to be afraid.
Maya Angelou published this poem in 1993 and it became the title of the book it appeared in, a collaborative effort with artist Jean-Michel Basquiat. His dark and powerful pictures are loved by many.