Wednesday, June 17, 2009

You - The Woman - Part II

I'm thinking of you - the woman - all of you beautiful women on this day. Why? Because you are phenomenal! I dedicate this poem to you... Smile and enjoy!
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
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
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

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
Phenomenal woman,
That's me.

-Maya Angelou-


SE'LAH... said...

One of my favourite poems...and I now read it in her voice.

Beautiful. Thinking of you too.
Love you with my BIG heart...

Wildly Cam said...

I don't remember what show I was watching, but I watched as she read this, and it was so inspiring, so emotional, and I am so blessed that the Universe aligned perfectly for that moment to occur...

Loving phenomenal you, too!

gennysent said...

Thank you for that great poem. I wish I could remember it always! Since becoming a mom, I even believe it sometimes! Being a mom has given me strength I didn't know I had. it's the best thing I've ever done.

You have a wonderful blog.


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Darcel said...

Love this and just what I needed today. Thanks so much for posting this.

Gayle said...

You are so sweet, and definitely phenomenal, too!

margie said...

thank yo v'chelle. perfect.

Relyn said...

The first time I ever heard this, my husband sat me down and read it to me. Then looked into my eyes and said, that's you.

sunnymama said...

Phenomenal! Thanks for posting this wonderful poem :)