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Wednesday, February 5, 2014

A poem for 'Phenomenal' women by a woman

Dedicating this poem to my daughter- tiptoeing her way to womanhood. 

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.

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
Phenomenally.
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

Phenomenally.
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
Phenomenally.
Phenomenal woman,
That's me. 

12 comments:

  1. Loved it. It's about the solidity of character - which is what matters in the end.

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    1. You have got it absolutely correct- love your insight !

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  2. Hey nice poem. I had posted this one in 2009
    http://nav-justanyrandomtopic.blogspot.com/2009/07/phenomenal-woman.html

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    1. Imagine that ! I just read the poem yesterday and really liked it ! Good work at your end !

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  3. Wow! very beautiful description! I can imagine your daughter through your words!

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    1. Thanks Indrani- glad you liked it !

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    1. Thanks , Sougata. Always a pleasure to hear from you !

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  6. I'm not an expert in poetry, but anyone can tell Maya Angelou is remarkable! Lovely post. :)

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    1. Sorry, Priya- missed your comment. Yes, it is a lovely poem!

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