Phenomenal Woman Poem by Maya Angelou

Phenomenal Woman

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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
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
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

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
Phenomenal woman,
That's me.

Phenomenal Woman
Friday, January 3, 2003
Topic(s) of this poem: beautiful
Frothy Whore 30 October 2012

Get back in the kitchen!

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Jerks killer 14 August 2022

Bro you cant do that just because you're life is sad dont make everyone feel bad for you

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Xavier Thomas 18 September 2022

Gid has no delight in fools

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Daniel Omale 16 June 2023

If you don't appreciate people's talent, it's ok, but don't to public and display what you are good (vibes killer)

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Afra S Mohammed 08 October 2023

what the- bro acc shut up

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João Batista do Lago 19 November 2023

É, de fato, um poema fenomenal.

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Chantell Godeffroy 07 November 2023

Phenomenal ❤️

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Obodoh Faith 24 September 2023

I like the contents of the poem.

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Raymond Smith 20 August 2023

She had to proclaim how wonderful she is? ? Sounds more like the fantasies of an unwanted woman

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