August 11, 2010

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Phenomenal Momma!!!

May your special day, as well as each new day, be blessed.
I LoVe You!

This poem, written by one of the wisest women on the earth, is for you...

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
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
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

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
Phenomenal woman,
That's me.

Maya Angelou


  1. Happy Birthday Momma :)

    I love Maya Angelou...this one is one of my faves! I also love 'still I rise.'

  2. You know I love me some Maya Angelou!!!

    Thank you for the wonderful expression of Love. I love You!!!!!

  3. A tribute with Maya's words is a great gift! Happy Birthday to your gorgeous mom!

  4. I know am lae but happy belated birthday to your mum!
    Hope you have been well :)

  5. Didn't know you were a blogger either. Right back at 'ya :) I've only been doing it since Feb and totally addicted! Thanks for stopping by!


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