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Tuesday, November 23, 2004

Poetry Corner ... For a Bestest Friend

Every woman may have heard "of" this poem, but every woman should KNOW this poem. Take a moment and read it aloud with passion and fire. Feel it begin in the pit of your stomach and finish in the fullness of your throat, tasting of cool jazz and warm blues. And most of all, B, know you are a Phenomenal Woman in every way!

Phenomenal Woman
By Maya Angelou (who else)

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.

1 Comments:

  • At 7:38 AM, Blogger Sabrina said…

    That's a wonderful reminder! Thank you so much!

     

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