That Phenomenal Woman

Phenomenal Woman

BY MAYA ANGELOU

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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 for my care.

’Cause I’m a woman

Phenomenally.

Phenomenal woman,

That’s me.

*************

Growing up, during my teenage years, I didn’t like that I was female. I had some silly reasons brought on by society, my family, and the ‘foolishness’ of a child’s thinking. Of course with time I dumped that thinking very fast. I grew to embrace my femininity. I didn’t just embrace it I fell in sweet love with it. With the added gift of being a Christian Woman…ahhhh that’s the real MVP.

I am the real MVP….Phenomenally!

Today March 8 is International Women’s Day.

As a woman celebrate yourself and every woman around you.

As a man celebrate the women in your lives and around you.

 

Love and Light.

Tamie.

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