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 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 - 864 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

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  • 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)

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  • 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

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    my co-worker's aunt makes $87 hourly on the computer. She has been without work for 7 months but last month her paycheck was $14307 just working on the computer for a few hours. Read more here ???BASS33.COM??? (Report) Reply

  • 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)

    check out my poem tell me of a place and comment at http: //poemhunter.com/poem/tell-me-of-a-place/ (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 2,635 Points Rajesh Thankappan (8/12/2013 9:58:00 PM)

    The mystique of women lies is the charm of their individuality which cannot be easily grasped. An excellent poem and so beautifully expressed. I would highly appreciate if each one of you read my poems and comment on them. Rajesh Thankappan (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 259 Points Jack Growden (8/2/2013 3:04:00 AM)

    PLEASE READ MY COLLECTION! ! I am a young, aspiring poet. Feel free to rate and comment on my pieces. Thanks, Jack Growden http: //www.poemhunter.com/jack-growden-2 (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Jeryn Bean (7/31/2013 3:16:00 PM)

    if you guys could check out my poems i would really appreciate it! ! ! rating them would be nice too! ! ! ! ! ! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Sheri Brown (7/31/2013 12:21:00 PM)

    So inspired by Phenomenal Woman that I wrote Extraordinary Me Everyone please read it and comment I appreciate it if you read my other new poems as well, thank you. Sheri Brown (Report) Reply

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