Maya Angelou

(4 April 1928 - 28 May 2014)

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,
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  • Rookie - 13 Points Sujith Kumar (4/16/2014 8:39:00 AM)

    as i went through ur poem i was totally imersed in reading awsome lines.......really superb (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Martins Oyekanmi (4/12/2014 8:44:00 AM)

    Great poem.. phenomenal women, men too are more that that. (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 6,222 Points Lyn Paul (4/12/2014 8:29:00 AM)

    Excellent title and amazing write from Maya. Letting women stand tall. (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 5,558 Points Lorraine Margueritte Gasrel Black (4/1/2014 11:40:00 AM)

    This poem will always be one of my favorites.... (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 5,558 Points Lorraine Margueritte Gasrel Black (4/1/2014 11:40:00 AM)

    This poem will always be one of my favorites.... (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 18 Points Crystal Star (4/1/2014 5:27:00 AM)

    What a poem...simply great I love it (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 16 Points Benjamin Tetteh (3/30/2014 10:24:00 AM)

    Nice one. Beautiful imagination and thoughts of an intelligent woman. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Jagruti Mohapatra (3/26/2014 8:49:00 AM)

    It's one of my favorite poems. Every time I read it my self-esteem is boosted and I feel proud to be a woman. (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie iain Robb (3/16/2014 7:04:00 AM)

    Dismal. But at least, unlike Sharon Olds, say, it's at least entertainingly bad. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Hannah Blockley (3/15/2014 3:54:00 PM)

    Makes me want to cry because it is just so beautiful, how does one write those wonderful words. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 872 Points Madathil Rajendran Nair (3/13/2014 9:13:00 AM)

    Fantastic structure and flow - this poem is a phenomenal woman! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 7 Points Sayema Hashimi (3/13/2014 2:13:00 AM)

    Nice poem very beautiful i am new to poetry take a minute and leave your thoughts in the comments also if I had any mistakes correct it in the comments thanks a lot. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie David Ayo Olowoeyo (3/12/2014 5:17:00 PM)

    Pretty woman wonder where my secrete lies,

    i love that line the most, indeed nice poem you've penned. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Jaya Jaspal (3/8/2014 4:45:00 PM)

    This is so moving, very powerful. Check out some of my poems...kinda new here, ya see :) (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie Usha Ramani (3/7/2014 5:44:00 AM)

    phenomenal indeed! Sounds liberating. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Celine Warren (3/3/2014 9:55:00 PM)

    I love the direction Maya Angelou takes in writing. It seems as if she never wrote for publishing or any type of glory. All of the poems I've read from her, point towards the concerns of fairness, equality, and strength in the people who share her same beliefs. Though looking back on her poetry, it helps change our perspectives and inspires a few of us. We should realize the freedom she consistently fought for was never fully granted. Maya Angelou simply points out the effects a biased person has on society. If we look at our society, our cultures today. We can see that the same problem she wrote about continues in a persons desire for authority, ignorant peoples who look at themselves before their siblings, in cultures where women are told to cover their considerable sexual features- because not all cultural ethics teach us to have self control over our impulsive actions, and we see these problems arise because a single person makes a conscience decision to ignore a simple direction of obedience from their God and/or pre-taught morals. Maya Angelou is an inspiring writer, and her poetry will have a positive effect on our society until the day, this world may find itself at peace. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 175 Points Vizard Dhawan (2/27/2014 8:12:00 PM)

    I don't think Maya is so much thinking
    color here as much as womanhood. I
    love her style, rhythm, rhyme and
    especially the sassiness of this one. We
    are all phenomenal women, and it's
    when we realize it and wear it
    everyone else will know it. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Pawan Darad (2/27/2014 1:15:00 PM)

    just phenomenal! ! ....phenomenal poem! ! ! (Report) Reply



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