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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

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

Get back in the kitchen!

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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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Sue Yates 06 February 2013

this is a wonderful poem!

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Amateur A 19 October 2021

No wonder it's one from one of the best poems that there ever is!

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Sylvia Frances Chan 18 October 2021

I admired her so much and I have translated this amazing poem in the Dutch language.

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Sylvia Frances Chan 18 October 2021

Last August as The Modern Poem Of The Day, and today again chosen as The Modern Poem Of The Day. WOW! Maya Angelou is truly a phenomenal woman, the great Modern poetess from North America, the USA! 5 Stars fullest still.

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LibbyGordon Libby 20 September 2021


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Sophie French 02 September 2021

My Favourite

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