For my fellow phenomenal female friends

While in Lynchy, Chihuahua and I were discussing boys and the like, when I mentioned something about me being a lot of woman for a guy to handle. (and I wasn’t talking about the size of my hips either). This prompted Chihuahua to share a poem by Maya Angelou with me that she thought I’d appreciate. I loved it and decided to post it here, for other spunky chickies to see.

PHENOMENAL WOMAN
by 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.
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.

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~ by pithycomments on May 8, 2008.

3 Responses to “For my fellow phenomenal female friends”

  1. Oh, this is great! Thanks for sharing, Pith. Or shall I say, Dr. McDreamy?

  2. Just McDreamy will do.

  3. Great poem… it was on some episode of some 80’s show and then again in Poetic Justice… love it.

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