Phenomenal Woman ~ Maya Angelou

Pretty women wonder
Where my secret lies
I’m not cute or built to
Suit a model’s fashion 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 steps
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 of my waist
And the joy in my feet.
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 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 for my care.
Cause I’m a woman
Phenomenally
Phenomenal woman
That’s me. 

~ Maya Angelou

Zerbetron (flikr) ~ Curvy Nude Model B & W Figure Study

 
 
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2 Comments

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2 responses to “Phenomenal Woman ~ Maya Angelou

  1. The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.

  2. Cecilia M

    Really wonderfull!

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