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The world has lost another great soul in the passing of Maya Angelou. The famous Author, Poet and Civil Rights 
Activist died at her home yesterday at the age of eighty-six. She was a wonderful woman who inspired the world 
with her quotes and poems. She was like the words of this poem, a 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.

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.

Maya Angelou

Sleep well Maya Angelou. May your soul Rest In Peace.

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7 Comments

  1. jmsabbagh says:

    She left a great legacy .,Generations will remember her.Regards.JMS

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  2. wonkywizard says:

    Beautiful being. It is an inspiration to hear her recite, “As I Rise”.

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  3. Joe Bradshaw says:

    We will never lose her.. she will remain an inspiration for us and many till the end of time. A beautiful tribute from your beautiful soul and she is smiling beautifully the smile you share with her and all of us! 🙂 Hers was a life we should celebrate! We all have a great love for her and her spirit. Thank you for being you and sharing the love and smiles as you do! 🙂 🙂

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