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Maya Angelou

(4 April 1928 - 28 May 2014)

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,
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  • Richard John (5/28/2014 5:26:00 PM)

    Rest in Peace Maya Angelou. This is one of the poems that inspired me to write and I would aspire always to be like the phenomenal human being that you will always be. (Report) Reply

  • Dea Dear (5/5/2014 3:02:00 PM)

    when i read your text these lines came to my mind hope to refer to them when you publish this text in a book , , , , , I am a man i am a poet and Good fearing, , , my soul is not free, , because i am still single and no lady marry me, , , , i know what they want if i was from a merica or any other western land, , , they wanted me saying for what i am, but in on earthi would have more than one wife fact for my land.....Do you agree if i say..if i had great wealth (Report) Reply

  • Primrose Tee (5/1/2014 6:00:00 PM)

    very nice poem, Im proud to be a woman (Report) Reply

    Richard Thripp (6/12/2014 1:57:00 AM)

    Maya Angelou advocated infanticide, communism, abortion, and the terrorism of Nelson & Winnie Mandela who burned to death their young political opponents with the necklace (a car tire filled with gasoline) . The woman known by the stage name Maya Angelou (to her dying day) endorsed, praised & consecrated the convicted murderer & torturer of children, the racist known as Winnie Mandela. Angelou must be judged by the company she kept. She stood for death, not life.

  • Dea Dear (4/29/2014 5:10:00 AM)

    hello i like poems written by women i would like to send you theset wo e lines from a poem i have written some years ago..................................if you are black your hear is wite, , , , you are as angel at my sight, , , , , , , , if ia a poet in iraq......they dont valuegood poetry day and night (Report) Reply

  • Joseph Sanchez (4/28/2014 10:46:00 AM)

    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
    Phenomenally. (Report) Reply

  • * Sunprincess * (4/26/2014 7:33:00 PM)

    ............a wonderful poem with awesome rhythm and flow....only a phenomenal woman could write this... (Report) Reply

  • Vinod Cv (4/19/2014 10:35:00 AM)

    Great work. Phenomenally good. Wonderful style. Also read http: // (Report) Reply

  • Vinod Cv (4/19/2014 10:35:00 AM)

    Great work. Phenomenally good. Wonderful style. Also read http: // (Report) Reply

  • Tawfeeq Hasan Khan (4/16/2014 11:05:00 AM)

    I am just of 14 now and quite inexperienced and have just stepped into the vast ocean of poetry.I would like to request you to comment on my poems to let me know the real depth of that ocean of poetry.Thank you, may the dusk in your life be lit by fireflies and you get the similar light as that you get in dawn... (Report) Reply

  • Sujith Kumar (4/16/2014 8:39:00 AM)

    as i went through ur poem i was totally imersed in reading awsome lines.......really superb (Report) Reply

  • Lyn Paul (4/12/2014 8:29:00 AM)

    Excellent title and amazing write from Maya. Letting women stand tall. (Report) Reply

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