Monday, November 1, 2010

To my Phenomenal Women

If you’ve never read this timeless poem by Maya Angelou. Please read and enjoy…

Dedicated to all the phenomenal women I have met through blogging and otherwise Angie, Mamma mia, Meg, Deb, SV, Boss, Angel, Jun, BlogMom, Mixie, Original Mgbeke, Lucidlilith, SugaBelly, Mamuje, Myne Whitman, Niceanon, Katharine, NGIP, Lily Johnson, GNG, and YOU.
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.
Hope I didn't spoil it with this pix of Carrie. Gotta admire her though!

5 comments:

  1. What an extraordinary poem, written by an extraordinary woman, and posted by another extraordinary woman! Thank you Baby.

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  2. Angelou is a sensual woman who wrote sensuous poetry. She could marry the sensuous with the intellectual like none other we have right now. We are lucky. Thanks for posting this. Helps my day start better.

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  3. Aw!!! Thank you so much!! This is such a great inspiring poem

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