Treasure Island

Sheri Brown


Extraordinary Me


I do what I do is extraordinary indeed
I can birth a man child
and raise him right you see.

I go to work maintaining my status
I can buy and fry the bacon
adding tomato and lettuce.

I do what I do with little money in the bank,
I can stretch a meal and dress to kill
and get the attention of many men still.

I do what I do is the reason I breathe
a match together like cornbread and greens.
I'm empowered to be me, I have a degree.

A tiger in business, brilliant in making decisions.
Can bounce back from failure, I pay my own bills.
My strong faith keeps negativity on wheels.

I do what I do is amazing at best
there is no one like me
I'm a cut above the rest.

Did I mention I'm protective
like a bullet proof vest?
Stiletto wearing queen, don't try to test.

Yeah I'm curvy, nervy, daring oh yes,
but what do you expect?
I am a single woman doing all this.

I have plumpy lips, big oh hips,
thighs that's fat, round butt to match,
hour glass shape, I look good in my cape.

Submitted: Thursday, July 25, 2013
Edited: Tuesday, June 03, 2014

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Dedication to Maya Angelou, I wrote Extraordinary Me after being inspired by Maya Angelou's Phenonmenal Woman. Her light will forever shine.

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  • Adeline Foster (7/31/2013 3:46:00 PM)

    I laughed when I got to the bottom and the ad said -Learn to Quit Smoking- No I don't think that is her problem - just for a smile. I can see how Maya Angelo had influence in this one. Very nice. Read mine - Who am I -
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