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In celebration of Maya Angelou


Wednesday, May 28, 2014

I've always love this poem...

Phenomenal Woman

Pretty women wonder where my secret lies.
I'm not cute or built to suit a fashion model's size
But when I start to tell them,
They think I'm telling lies.
I say,
It's in the reach of my arms
The span of my hips,
The stride of my step,
The curl of my lips.
I'm a woman
Phenomenally.
Phenomenal woman,
That's me.

I walk into a room
Just as cool as you please,
And to a man,
The fellows stand or
Fall down on their knees.
Then they swarm around me,
A hive of honey bees.
I say,
It's the fire in my eyes,
And the flash of my teeth,
The swing in my waist,
And the joy in my feet.
I'm a woman
Phenomenally.
Phenomenal woman,
That's me.

Men themselves have wondered
What they see in me.
They try so much
But they can't touch
My inner mystery.
When I try to show them
They say they still can't see.
I say,
It's in the arch of my back,
The sun of my smile,
The ride of my breasts,
The grace of my style.
I'm a woman

Phenomenally.
Phenomenal woman,
That's me.

Now you understand
Just why my head's not bowed.
I don't shout or jump about
Or have to talk real loud.
When you see me passing
It ought to make you proud.
I say,
It's in the click of my heels,
The bend of my hair,
the palm of my hand,
The need of my care,
'Cause I'm a woman
Phenomenally.
Phenomenal woman,
That's me.

Maya Angelou

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JUMPINJULIE 6/11/2014 4:57PM

    Love it thank you for sharing.

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EILEEN828 5/31/2014 6:53PM

    Maya was one of those incredibly unique people, so glad that she was able to reach so many people.

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MILLIE5522 5/29/2014 3:56PM

    emoticon What an amazing woman she was!

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JANISMKW 5/28/2014 9:20PM

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She was amazing. Every new thing I learned of her was more amazing than the last.
After a rocky childhood, a life well-lived.
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GARDENQE2 5/28/2014 8:51PM

    She was an inspiration to all women!

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GOSPARK45 5/28/2014 1:34PM

    What a wonderful poem. She will be sorely missed.

I'll never forget when I read "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings." The title itself, was amazing!



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ILOVEMALI 5/28/2014 12:05PM

    wonderful

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LIS193 5/28/2014 11:41AM

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SEATTLE58 5/28/2014 11:25AM

    Awwww, so beautiful and I love it and that makes me see that I do have beauty in me! Thank you so much!!

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LOFLLAMA 5/28/2014 11:18AM

  Nice.

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