Sunday, March 7, 2010

The Phenomenal Woman

On March 8 the world is celebrating International Women's Day, a day to commemorate women's achievements around the world, especially in the advancement of equality, justice and peace. Basically, this day is a celebration of womanhood.

As we celebrate this special day, let us reflect on the courage and determination of women who made sacrifices to advance our cause.

On a personal side, I would like to honor the special women in my life: my friends, mentors, and most especially, my mother.

Phenomenal Woman
- Maya Angelou

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
Falls 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 for my care,
'Cause I'm a woman
Phenomenal woman,
That's me.


Orangesplaash said...

Great quote, very inspirational. Wish you a happy women's day too!!

Unknown said...

I so love the inspiration that floods the Internet on Woman's Day.

It is even nicer to hear other women supporting the cause of being strength in numbers. In the world of challenges that we live in today....we most certainly can use all of the strength we can get.
Awesome ode to Woman's Day girl.

I am planning a trip to Florida actually mid my 6 months will be up at the end of April and I want to keep my Green card legitimate. Also I have many friends that are waiting to see me.

I do understand that I have not missed much in this past Florida winter though...I must have brought the warmth here because we have had a record warm winter.
It has been an awesome homecoming :)


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