Phenomenal Woman by Maya Angelou

Phenomenal Woman

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

Phenomenally.

Phenomenal woman,

That’s me.”

An extract from Maya Angelou’s four poems celebrating women from www.goodreads.com

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