Saturday, November 8, 2008

the woman forgotten:

i think as women, we've forgotten what it means to be a woman:
to show strength in our confidence not weakness in our insecurities.
its okay to wanna look/act/or talk a certain way but disregard the WANT to be someone you are not because it's a want NOT A NEED. its unnecessary to be someone other than yourself... as my favorite female poet maya angelou said, "I'm a woman Phenomenally."


PHENOMENAL WOMAN

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.

Maya Angelou

5 comments:

MIZZ MINNIE said...

i love maya!!!!!!!

BarbieVomitx said...

The first time I heard of this poem; Poetic Justice -Janet Jackson & Tupac :) ...Gave me chills, GREAT POST!

-TeebagTiff
p.s. Hello there (; hehe

dauche said...

love it;

Thrilla Nilla said...

Amazing.

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