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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  • Freshman - 1,390 Points Hebert Logerie Sr. (5/30/2014 5:50:00 PM)

    Maya, You are now a Free Bird

    African Queen, Afro-American Queen,
    American Queen, Black Queen,
    You are now free, you have escaped,
    You are now crowned, phenomenally draped,
    And beautifully coiffed as a famous Poet,
    Great Lecturer, Mother, Lover, Activist,
    Fighter, Doctor, Nurturer, Philanthropist,
    Philosopher, Engineer of rhymes, and Architect
    Of simple, complicated and powerful words,
    Those are as sharp as our ancestors’ swords.

    You had everything that an amazing woman
    Wanted to possess: pride, confidence, elegance,
    Style, bravery, wit, intelligence, humility and patience.
    You inspired kings, queens, intellectuals and laymen.
    You were, without a doubt, a phenomenal woman,
    A special woman that men and women admired.
    You feared nobody: the racist, the confused, and the liar.
    You feared nothing: weather, water, sand, soil and fire.
    However, you loved everybody: the sick, the weak, and the tired;
    The poor, the homeless, the brave, and the strong.
    Maya, you are now a free bird, please sing the song.
    You have opened the cage, like a bird, you are now free.
    Spread your wings to shower the world with wisdom,
    Love, passion, comprehension, tolerance and liberty.
    Hum again and sing again the beautiful song of freedom.
    African Queen, Afro-American Queen,
    American Queen, Black Queen,
    You have left a phenomenal legacy,
    You will be remembered until eternity.

    Copyright© May 28,2014 Logerie Hébert, All Rights Reserved (Report) Reply

    Rookie Ricardo Thripp (7/26/2014 10:00:00 PM)

    Stop worshiping State eugenicists!

    Rookie Richard Thripp (6/15/2014 12:04:00 AM)

    Remove this abomination!

  • Rookie - 786 Points Ronell Warren Alman (5/29/2014 12:49:00 PM)

    Your legacy will live on forever Dr. Angelou. You are forever a Phenomenal Woman! (Report) Reply

    Rookie Richard Thripp (6/3/2014 11:20:00 AM)

    Are you referring to her late-term abortion/black genocide legacy?

  • Rookie - 378 Points Krishnakumar Chandrasekar Nair (5/29/2014 9:56:00 AM)

    You came to sing the song of universal love
    And the world still need you dear Angelou
    Black or white, yellow or suntanned brown
    Let no man push or put a another one down
    For a difference that just a little skin deep
    With racist attitudes that make heavens weep
    And remember that God of one is God of all
    Who made us so that we never need to fall
    Or bend, or cringe or buckle to a another's call
    But as equals hold hands and stand broad and tall............

    The world has lost a pearl among poets. She will inspire future generations not only with her poetry but even with her life story that shows we can indeed be masters of our destinies if we really want to. I invite all of you reading this to my poetry page too........... (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Laurie Coleman (5/29/2014 1:23:00 AM)

    I love the PHENOMENAL Maya. My heart breaks that we have lost her from among us. She was one of the most brilliant, eloquent and brave women we have ever been blessed to have with us on Earth to speak to our generation. She was one of my favorite authors, and my favorite poet of this and the last century. She spoke with wisdom, wit, sorrow, and joy; many times all within the same piece. She spoke to my heart. I know she usually spoke as a black woman to encourage black women, but her words transcend race, speaking universally, to the human condition to the heart. She was a universal mother, a Wisewoman; she was revered, in much the same way that Mother Teresa was. To say she will be missed is an understatement. I felt I knew you, Maya Angelou, and I loved you. May the next part of your journey with God be even more awesome than the amazing legacy you have left for us here! ! ! Now...as for this site...someone needs to remove this HORRIBLE SLANDEROUS LYING TROLL, Richard Thripp, that is denouncing her, while people are grieving and mourning for her I think her poem, Still I Rise is particularly apropos, speaking directly to people like him. He's clearly an ignorant racist. (Report) Reply

    Rookie Ravyn M. (7/29/2014 6:26:00 PM)

    Exactly! Thank you Laurie Coleman. And Richard Thripp why must you refer to the African American community to Negros! That is a derogatory term used against African Americans which sadly still lingers today in present times, and I find it insulting beyond measures. I also infer that you know exactly what the word was used for and its negative history behind it, because from what i can see you do your research on Maya and seem a tad bit obssessed! You persist on commenting your negative, RACIST, opinions on innocent people's reviews of this amazing poem and this amazing woman. And i feel that you are in deed a RACIST because you used the derogatory term known for African Americans and show no remorse- Also directed to Stephen W.- And don't get me wrong, you are not hated by me because you aren't supposed to hate anyone, but I pray for you and pray that God leads you to the right way of thinking because the things you've shared are wrong.By the way I am a child of a biracial couple, my mother is Caucasian and father African American, not negro.God created us in his image.Oh, and Richard Thripp the only ABOMINATION that you state is the cruelness and negativity of your words and action. I hope you understand where I come from Mr.Richard Tripp. God Bless.

    Rookie Ravyn M. (7/29/2014 6:26:00 PM)

    Exactly! Thank you Laurie Coleman. And Richard Thripp why must you refer to the African American community to Negros! That is a derogatory term used against African Americans which sadly still lingers today in present times, and I find it insulting beyond measures. I also infer that you know exactly what the word was used for and its negative history behind it, because from what i can see you do your research on Maya and seem a tad bit obssessed! You persist on commenting your negative, RACIST, opinions on innocent people's reviews of this amazing poem and this amazing woman. And i feel that you are in deed a RACIST because you used the derogatory term known for African Americans and show no remorse- Also directed to Stephen W.- And don't get me wrong, you are not hated by me because you aren't supposed to hate anyone, but I pray for you and pray that God leads you to the right way of thinking because the things you've shared are wrong.By the way I am a child of a biracial couple, my mother is Caucasian and father African American, not negro.God created us in his image.Oh, and Richard Thripp the only ABOMINATION that you state is the cruelness and negativity of your words and action. I hope you understand where I come from Mr.Richard Tripp. God Bless.

    Rookie - 272 Points Stephen W (6/23/2014 7:59:00 PM)

    calling for people to be purged...speaks for itself. Thripp is a strange man, but I don't see why you accuse him of being a racist.

    Rookie Richard Thripp (5/31/2014 1:27:00 AM)

    To eulogize Maya Angelou is to agree with her pro-negro genocide position. In 2010, with one speech, Maya Angelou praised Magaret Sanger's Planned Parenthood and raised $300,000 for their chapter in San Antonio. Planned Parenthood murders 1,400 negro children daily.

  • Rookie - 45 Points 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

  • Rookie - 0 Points 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

  • Veteran Poet - 4,222 Points Primrose Tee (5/1/2014 6:00:00 PM)

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

    Rookie 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.

  • Rookie - 0 Points 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

  • Rookie 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

  • Bronze Star - 7,045 Points * 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

  • Rookie Vinod Cv (4/19/2014 10:35:00 AM)

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

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