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One For my Fellow Kind! :)

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"Phenomonal Woman" by Maya Angelo


Pretty women wonder where my secret lies
I'm not cute, or built to fit a fashion models size
But when I start to tell them, they think I'm telling lies
I say, it's the reach in my arms,
the span of my hips, the stride in my steps,
the curl in my lip...
I'm a woman, phenomonally.
Phenomonal Woman-- that's me.

I walk in to a room just as cool as you please
And to a man the fellows stand, or they fall down on their knees.
They swarm around me like a hive of honey bees.
I say, it's the fire in my eyes, the flash in my teeth, the swing in my waist, and the joy in my feet.
I'm a woman, phenomonally.
Phenomonal 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 still can't see.
I say, it's the arch in my back, the sun in my smile, the ride of my breasts, and the grace of my style.
I'm a woman, phenomonally.
Phenomonal Woman-- that's me.

Now you understand just why my head's not bowed.
I don't have to 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 the click of my heels, the bend of my hair, the palm of my hand, the need for my care.
I'm a woman, phenomonally.
Phenomonal Woman-- that's me.

*Maya Angelo*




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~one voice~

***For myself I Live,
Live intensely and am fed by life,
and my value, whatever it be, is in my own kind of expression
of that. -Henry James
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I believe I agree with the sentiment.

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Patience is a virtue, but virtue has never been one of my redeeming qualities.

 
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