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1.
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,
They think I'm telling lies.
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2.
Still I Rise
You may write me down in history
With your bitter, twisted lies,
You may tread me in the very dirt
But still, like dust, I'll rise.
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3.
Caged Bird
The free bird leaps
on the back of the wind
and floats downstream
till the current ends
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4.
Alone
Lying, thinking
Last night
How to find my soul a home
Where water is not thirsty
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5.
Woman Work
I've got the children to tend
The clothes to mend
The floor to mop
The food to shop
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6.
Touched By An Angel
We, unaccustomed to courage
exiles from delight
live coiled in shells of loneliness
until love leaves its high holy temple
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7.
Men
When I was young, I used to
Watch behind the curtains
As men walked up and down the street. Wino men, old men.
Young men sharp as mustard.
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8.
Million Man March Poem
The night has been long,
The wound has been deep,
The pit has been dark,
And the walls have been steep.
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9.
Passing Time
Your skin like dawn
Mine like musk

One paints the beginning
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10.
They Went Home
They went home and told their wives,
that never once in all their lives,
had they known a girl like me,
But... They went home.
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