A poem (for the girls) that lifts my spirit...

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  1. Boogie Woman

    Boogie Woman Full Member

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    I had no idea where to post this but i wanted to share it with the rest of you, it's one of my favourite poems and it's by Maya Angelou.
    Many of you will have already heard it i'm sure but still i wanted to post it; the persona in this poem is a strong, confident woman and when i read it i feel strong, confident and proud to be a woman myself...

    PHENOMENAL WOMAN


    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]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.
    [/FONT]
    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]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.
    [/FONT]
    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]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.
    [/FONT]
    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]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.
    [/FONT]

     
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    Wat a fab poem...I have heard that before, but I had forgotten about it....great to read again!
     
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    what a lovely poem i am new to this site hi everyone .my name ang or angela i have lost 10lb on w.w hope to lose more . bye for now
     
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    hey you lush lips fancy seeing you here -
    well done on weight lost sweet!

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    hi ann thanks for inviting me to this site its brill .hi to everyone else say hi then i will try to reply byeee for now ang
     
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