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Phenomenal Woman - Written By Maya Angelou

This is a poem by one of the most beloved of Female Poets, Empathisers, Wise Woman, absolutely the most Phenomenal woman I have ever had the pleasure of hearing or reading. I honour her, and love her spirit, I love how she makes me feel about myself. She is genius, She is great.


Phenomenal Woman

Pretty woman 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 step,

The curl of my lips.

I’m a woman


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 of my waist.

And the joy in my feet.

I’m a woman


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 in my smile,

The ride of my breasts,

The grace of my style.

I’m a woman


Phenomenal woman,

That’s me.

Now you understand. written by Maya Angelou

CatchCabby CatchCabby 56-60, F May 15, 2010

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