maya angelou, you will be missed….

Bogs, kerin rose, maya angelou

Bogs, kerin rose, maya angelou

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(click to listen! I love to read poems out loud)
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.
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Blessings and light to you Maya Angelou, for this wonderful manifesto….there are indeed angels on earth…
peace and namaste. bright soul….xxx
****this is a reposting, but I believe some things are worth repeating! Dont worry, its not fall here!

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6 Comments

  1. I’d love to have you read all my favourite poems to me….They tend to be dark though, perhaps your lovely voice could add a touch of ironic…

    How are you Kerin? I hope the change of the month finds you fine…Finest.
    xo

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