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Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou Lives On.



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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Maya Angelou. Women like that do not die, they lived and they live on. She may have left us but she lives on. Phenomenal woman is just one of my many favourites of her works. When I read poetry by Maya Angelou I wonder, what god gifted you with this talent? She was legendary. She is legendary. Maya Angelou lives on (April 4th 1928- May 28th 2014). 

Comments

  1. My Fav line, "I don't shout or jump about"...
    Maya was a woman who knew her WORTH & Stuck to its value. (Btw, Maya is one of my future female baby names, Love it).

    Am Still Learning to be Phenomenal in MY Own strides.

    Rest On Ma.

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  2. That woman! She is a great inspiration to me,my favorite of her works is "still I rise"
    Does my sassiness upset you?
    Why are you beset with gloom?
    'Cause I walk like I've got oil wells
    Pumping in my living room.

    Just like moons and like suns,
    With the certainty of tides,
    Just like hopes springing high,
    Still I'll rise.

    Did you want to see me broken?
    Bowed head and lowered eyes?
    Shoulders falling down like teardrops.
    Weakened by my soulful cries.

    Does my haughtiness offend you?
    Don't you take it awful hard
    'Cause I laugh like I've got gold mines
    Diggin' in my own back yard.

    You may shoot me with your words,
    You may cut me with your eyes,
    You may kill me with your hatefulness,
    But still, like air, I'll rise.
    ....That part especially.ur memory lives on ma

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  3. I still remember the first time I read that poem I was in high school and I just could not get enough of it, it is still one of my favorite poems to date, may her soul rest in peace. Her wisdom will live on through her works.

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  4. I cannot believe she was that old, c'mon she was graceful darn

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