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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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  • Bob Smith (12/10/2013 8:30:00 PM)

    Look it's a nice poem, female empowerment, self confidence, feeling beautiful as a woman, woman's mystique etc... and all that, nothing wrong in it's own right, no disrepect to Maya. But this being no # 1 above hundreds of other much more moving, beautiful, deep, heart stoppingly powerful words that guise themselves out of poetry out there? It's a tad concerning, as the majority of commenters and people on this site appear to be women, this implies that feeling beautiful and confident is on the forefront of the female psyche.... ahead of anything else. (Report) Reply

  • Brandon Davis Ii (12/2/2013 9:38:00 PM)

    I read poems like this and I feel like I'm doing it wrong! Come someone give feedback on my poems, please? (Report) Reply

  • William Goldman (11/13/2013 10:15:00 PM)

    It's ok but seems to me a little superficial. It doesn't seem to demand much though, re-reading... (Report) Reply

  • Moxe Sako (10/22/2013 8:04:00 PM)

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  • Helen Tong (10/9/2013 4:40:00 AM)

    I love this poem, and I love this Poet but for some weird reason, this poem (as good as it is) , does not strike me as good as the #1 poem on this website.
    I have read many better ones such as I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, also by Maya Angelou.
    However,2 thumbs up, this poem is also extraordinary! (Report) Reply

  • Dylan Wheldon (9/24/2013 5:58:00 PM)

    Woeful. Maya Angelou wrote a good book (Caged Bird) , but she is an embarrassingly bad poet. Immodest, too, it appears. (Report) Reply

  • Krishnakumar Chandrasekar Nair (9/20/2013 10:23:00 AM)

    Oh, you are much more than that
    Swing in your hips, click of your heels
    Which maketh a man to lose his hat
    The truth be told - its your verse that makes him kneel (Report) Reply

  • Geetha Jayakumar (9/18/2013 9:46:00 AM)

    Wow. Beautiful poem..The poem itself is flowing with mesmerising effect from a great poetess. Loved reading it. (Report) Reply

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