Phenomenal woman by Maya Angelou

“How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!”

ā€‹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.
by Maya Angelou

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19 Comments Add yours

  1. P.S The Pencil sketch on the article is my work :))

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    1. wanderer894 says:

      that is really pretty, I do art too please check out my blog!

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      1. Hey ! Thankyou very much šŸ™‚ Glad you like it! I’ll definitely check your blog in sometime šŸ˜€

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  2. Soul Gifts says:

    That is a pretty awesome poem. But where is your own work? I was hoping to read some of that šŸ™‚ Thank you for the follow ā€“ I really do appreciate it. I hope the fragrancing is going well for you.

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    1. Yes,yes.I’ll post my work soon! I think I’m just skeptical if they’re good enough. Were you worried when you first started blogging?

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      1. Soul Gifts says:

        Terrified of pressing the post button the first time. Took a deep breath, closed my eyes and did it! Take the plunge – it’s a ll good fun and learning šŸ™‚

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      2. Thankyou. I’ll do it šŸ˜ƒ

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      3. Aw. Thankyou for being so supportive!

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  3. Joyful2bee says:

    Always loved this poem. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Yes! I love her poems šŸ˜ Thankyou for liking the post šŸ˜€

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  4. Love Maya Angelou. And really like the drawing!

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    1. I’m a huge fan of Maya Angelou! šŸ˜€ Glad you like the drawing!

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      1. Same here! And Toni Morrison. Amazing writers.

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      2. Yes,Yes! She’s my favorite too. šŸ˜€ Looks like we have something in common. Yay!

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      3. Totally! I’m sure there will be even more stuff as we go through each other’s blogs. šŸ˜€

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      4. Yes, indeed! :)) Let’s keep in touch. šŸ˜€

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      5. Oh I was going to say that, too! Absolutely.

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      6. Perfect! šŸ˜ƒ

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