Friday, December 25, 2009

what we must always remember...

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.

-- Maya Angelou

(Listen to or read the full version. I just adore this poem.)


  1. Lovely quote!

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  2. You have spam.

    But anyways, I love this poem.

    I wrote something of a similar tone too.

    Her voice does not gather
    The animals of the forest.
    Her face is not the beauty
    That shook the world.
    Her body is not the
    Reflection of perfection.
    She is not the princess
    In the old fairy tales.

    But still she sings
    When no one is listening.
    Still she gazes
    In mirrors of white.
    She continues to wrap
    Herself in rich fabrics.
    And she wears a crown
    Of wisdom on her head.

  3. Seriously amazing. She's so strong. xx


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