Phenomenal Woman Poem by Maya Angelou

Phenomenal Woman

Rating: 4.2

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.
I say,
It's in the reach of my arms
The span of my hips,
The stride of my step,
The curl of my lips.
I'm a woman
Phenomenal woman,
That's me.

I walk into a room
Just as cool as you please,
And to a man,
The fellows stand or
Fall down on their knees.
Then they swarm around me,
A hive of honey bees.
I say,
It's the fire in my eyes,
And the flash of my teeth,
The swing in my waist,
And the joy in my feet.
I'm a woman
Phenomenal woman,
That's me.

Men themselves have wondered
What they see in me.
They try so much
But they can't touch
My inner mystery.
When I try to show them
They say they still can't see.
I say,
It's in the arch of my back,
The sun of my smile,
The ride of my breasts,
The grace of my style.
I'm a woman

Phenomenal woman,
That's me.

Now you understand
Just why my head's not bowed.
I don't shout or jump about
Or have to talk real loud.
When you see me passing
It ought to make you proud.
I say,
It's in the click of my heels,
The bend of my hair,
the palm of my hand,
The need of my care,
'Cause I'm a woman
Phenomenal woman,
That's me.

Phenomenal Woman
Friday, January 3, 2003
Topic(s) of this poem: beautiful
Frothy Whore 30 October 2012

Get back in the kitchen!

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Jerks killer 14 August 2022

Bro you cant do that just because you're life is sad dont make everyone feel bad for you

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Nathan Allen 01 February 2013

good job! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ..............NOT

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Douglas Richmond 13 September 2014

Jeez, this is the best poem ever? It's just about a woman being really full of herself, and didn't find the descriptions very emotive or interesting either, just repetitive.

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Stard ickhead 12 March 2012

I find this poem to bu stupid b/c it's a bunch of random jumbo.

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Femipeadia Stories 13 August 2022

Lovely poem

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Rishini Munasinghe 10 August 2022

One of the best poems I've ever read. God bless you! ! !

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karen fischer 09 August 2022

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JASS RH 08 August 2022

The poem is about self-Acceptance, self-love & womanhood. It's very BEAUTIFUL! ! !

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Kasturi 04 August 2022

Fantastic poem. Thanks

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