A person that simply cannot be happy for another person’s success. So rather than be happy they make a point of exposing a flaw in that person. ~Definition courtesy urban dictionary

I have been feeling the spirit of Dr. Maya Angelou, this week so I thought I would share one of her poems about dealing with haters. Dr. Maya Angelou is an African American poet, author, play-write, singer, and civil rights activist. She was a woman to be admired. I loved how she was open about her life experiences as she shared them with the world to encourage to make change and bring awareness. She is best known for “I know Why a Caged Bird Sing” which is autobiography where she details life as a young African American who deals with trauma and racism.

Hater is a beautiful poem that was written by Dr. Maya Angelou.

Hate is an intense feeling or passionate dislike for someone or something. It is easy hate yet hard to love. Hate is a powerful word, that many people are filled with. Sad but true.

Hater is poem that was written with truth and direction. Always remember that everybody with you is not for you. Have discernment enough to know who wants the best for you.

I now present you with a poem that will encourage you and bring awareness to those around you. After reading this poem you might want to purge some folks out of your life. Thank me by leaving a comment.


A hater is someone who is jealous and envious and spends all their time trying to make you look small so they can look tall. They are very negative people to say the least. Nothing is ever good enough!

When you make your mark, you will always attract some haters.That’s why you have to be careful with whom you share your blessings and your dreams, because some folk can’t handle seeing you blessed.

It’s dangerous to be like somebody else. If God wanted you to be like somebody else, He would have given you what He gave them! Right?

You never know what people have gone through to get what they have. The problem I have with haters is that they see my glory, but they don’t know my story..

If the grass looks greener on the other side of the
fence, you can rest assured that the water bill is higher there too! We’ve all got some haters among us!

Some people envy you because you can:

  • Have a relationship with God
  • Light up a room when you walk in
  • Start your own business
  • Tell a man / woman to hit the curb (if he / she isn’t about the right thing)
  • Raise your children without both parent being in the home

Haters can’t stand to see you happy. Haters will never want to see you succeed. Most of our haters are people who are supposed to be on our side. How do you handle your undercover haters?

You can handle these haters by:

  1. Knowing who you are & who your true friends are (VERY IMPORTANT!!)
  2. Having a purpose to your life: Purpose does not mean having a job. You can have a job and still be unfulfilled. A purpose is having a clear sense of what God has called you to be. Your purpose is not defined by what others think about you.
  3. By remembering what you have is by divine prerogative and not human manipulation.

Fulfill your dreams! You only have one life to live…when it’s your time to leave this earth, you ‘want’ to be able to say, ‘I’ve lived my life and fulfilled ‘my’ dreams. Now I’m ready to go HOME!

When God gives you favor, you can tell your haters, ‘Don’t look at me…Look at Who is in charge of me…’

Watch out for Haters…

BUT most of all don’t become a HATER!

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5 thoughts on “HATER BY MAYA ANGELOU

  1. Most times hatred comes from envyness. We are bound to have people who would not love us. We just have to stay true to ourselves and pray for them. The Bible says we should pray for our enemies even though it can be very hard. But we just have to pray that God changes their hearts.

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  2. I’ve been increasing my prayers and meditations and I’ve noticed some interesting things as a result. I’ve received praise and support from people that I don’t know. But at the same time, I’ve suddenly been dropped by my so-called friends and certain members of my family. Almost as if I’ve quietly ‘shedded’ them out of my life. Initially, I felt bad about this but I realize it was meant to be as there’s no room for ‘hater’s’ in my life. Thanks for this as it totally confirms that there’s no need for me to be embarrassed for all that’s come into my life and there’s no need to apologize.


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