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
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.

maya angelou


Helder Lacerda said…
wow. You look great in this picture! Actually i know you from Anadarko. I'm managing your health. Take a good care of ur self.
Miguel said…
now u do nude pictures! yah! like it! need a model! holla @ me dog!!!
Maite said…
a foto ta uma mesmo mto bnita!
Leleco said…
...I think... I Love you (desculpa, engano)
Anonymous said…
"Phenomenal woman" for sure....
Como mero apreciador de fotografia sinto-me no dever de te dar os parabéns pelos excelentes retratos sobre o nosso "Mundo" (belo, elegante, criativo e definitivamente mt interessante)!
Anonymous said…
lindo poem, vik i like dat!!!
Jorge said…
Phenomenal woman ;)
André Almeida said…
nua ou não? eis a questão! ta mto nice bjokas!
aldo said…
simplify wonderfull your work!
tas d parabens!

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