Friday, October 23, 2009

One of My Favorites


Last night was a tough night and I'm a little bleary from lack of sleep. Please forgive my lack of WITH-IT-NESS. I thought I'd post my favorite poem. I'm not a big poetry-person but this one, I think, is how we should view ourselves. We so often find little faults with this or that feature in ourselves. When I went to RomantiCon, I met women of every shape, size, and color and each and every one wore a smile. We were women who were happy and in our element.

Hope you enjoy this, ladies! Wishing you the very best of weekends!



Phenomenal Woman
By Maya Angelou


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.

4 comments:

Amber Skyze said...

Excellent poem!

Anne Rainey said...

Ah, I love this one! I heard her, I think on Oprah, recite this poem and yes, it's truly beautiful!!

Kelley Nyrae said...

I love that peom. Maya Angelou is amazing.

Regina Carlysle said...

Glad you guys like it, too. Honestly this is my favorite!