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Maya Angelou - 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.

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Poet: Maya Angelou
Poem: Phenomenal Woman
Poem of the Day: Sep 21 2011

Comment 364 of 364, added on June 11th, 2015 at 2:45 AM.
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a5n8H8 I really like and appreciate your post.Much thanks again. Cool.

crorkzz from Martinique
Comment 363 of 364, added on June 11th, 2015 at 12:13 AM.
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TpU831 Say, you got a nice post.Thanks Again. Fantastic.

crorkzz catz from New Zealand
Comment 362 of 364, added on April 7th, 2015 at 4:07 AM.
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7BdRz8 You can certainly see your expertise in the paintings you write. The world hopes for more passionate writers like you who are not afraid to mention how they believe. At all times follow your heart.

crorkz from Canada

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