One for the Ladies...  

shar1 56F
786 posts
2/26/2006 3:34 am

Last Read:
3/19/2006 5:24 am

One for the Ladies...

by Maya Angelou

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
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 of 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 for my care.
'Cause I'm a woman
Phenomenal woman
That's me.

shar1 56F
606 posts
3/4/2006 7:30 am

CPP... keep telling you...your biased.!!! but thanks my love xx

suprcunnilingus 57M
212 posts
2/26/2006 2:19 pm

That is so beautiful and fits you down to a tee my SSSL xxx

HBowt2 60F

2/26/2006 7:19 am

And isn't it a phenomenal feeling.....

elysianpleasure 48M

2/26/2006 5:50 am

She is fantastic... I had the wonderful pleasure of meeting (i.e. shaking her hand for a milisecond) and hearing her read her poetry and speak in person one time. It was mesmerizing. Something about hearing the words spoken by the writer.

Beutiful peice.

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