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 - 0 Points Tejaswani Gaur (9/22/2013 8:35:00 AM)

    what an art... great job by ms. maya... plesure (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 415 Points 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

  • Rookie - 24 Points Sudama Panigrahi (9/18/2013 1:04:00 PM)

    Awesome description of her beauty. (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 7,536 Points 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

  • Rookie Jeff Henderson (9/13/2013 1:07:00 PM)

    This is crafted with the perfect choice of words. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 11,558 Points Ramesh Rai (9/12/2013 7:15:00 PM)

    the beauty of a woman and her heart mind soul and body has been embellished with divine thought by the pen of great poetess. i humbly request the Hon'ble poetess to read my two poems I SEARCHED YOU & IF GOD ASKS ME. with regards. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Kezang Dawa (9/10/2013 9:52:00 PM)

    This poem really proved the truth of women how they should be, ....nice post. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Kezang Dawa (9/10/2013 9:52:00 PM)

    This poem really proved the truth of the women how they must be; ..... I liked it so much! ! ! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Gene Lewis (9/10/2013 6:22:00 AM)

    And you say that Maya really was a woman? (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 866 Points Liliana ~el (9/8/2013 4:49:00 PM)

    The way Angelou fully embraces and describes how confidence in herself is how society comes to love, adore, admire, and respect her is lovely. With a free and powerful air, she naturally commands the attention of those in her presence. Others who inquire about her glory come to be further puzzled as she simply replies that she is at her best being herself. Spreading this message of self-love and acceptance, Angelou is truly phenomenal in shaping the world. Reading and reflecting on this empowering work, I am continuously smiling, reminded of myself. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Hako Daga (9/3/2013 11:18:00 AM)

    as Marvin replied I didn't know that a single mom can make $4482 in a few weeks on the internet. did you read this web page http: // (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Suresh Nellikode (9/3/2013 12:23:00 AM)

    Beautiful lines, Maya. I'm just reading your Mom & Me & Mom. Wonderful experience to through! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Xiaoxiao Zhang (8/28/2013 10:19:00 PM)

    lovely, the chicken soup of heart for women. If not pretty, we can be charming. But it seems no easy job either.Oh, a big big problem. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Jordan Voight (8/28/2013 4:45:00 PM)

    up to I saw the receipt which was of $8595, I didnt best friend woz like actually receiving money in their spare time from there labtop.. there great aunt has been doing this for under 17 months and just cleared the debts on their mini mansion and purchased themselves a Renault 4. important link, (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Srivinay Salian (8/28/2013 4:10:00 PM)

    the mesmerizing aura around a woman, so beautifully expressed (Report) Reply

  • Rookie John Tatum (8/21/2013 11:25:00 PM)

    Wow, Maya, Maya...what a cool dance this is. it has the confindent attitude of a woman who knows whom she is...or who she is...a strong woman. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 25 Points Luana Del Lobo (8/17/2013 4:41:00 PM)

    Hello! I'm inviting all of you to read my poems please. Thanks for the attention. (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie Shanice Morrison (8/13/2013 8:57:00 AM)

    Why is everyone asking for their poems to be rated? Why can't we just enjoy the beauty of the one above? (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Talib Deen (8/12/2013 10:53:00 PM)

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