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April 10, 2014

Phenomenal Woman. {Maya Angelou Poem}

phenomenal woman

Women are beautiful.

We are blessed with curves, long hair that falls painstakingly so.

We are pieces of art.

I have learned to ditch the compare game that sometimes happens when I see a goddess and just appreciate the divinity of us all.

So sisters, the next time you see a beautiful woman tell her so. Salute her magnificence.

It doesn’t take away from our beauty by acknowledging that of another’s; if anything it adds to it.

Phenomenal woman ~ Maya Angelou

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.

 …Read the rest of the poem here

 

Listen to Maya Angelou recite her poem here:

 

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Editor: Renée Picard

Image: Author’s Own

 

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