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(4 April 1928)

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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  • Hannah Blockley (3/15/2014 3:54:00 PM)

    Makes me want to cry because it is just so beautiful, how does one write those wonderful words.

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  • Madathil Rajendran Nair (3/13/2014 9:13:00 AM)

    Fantastic structure and flow - this poem is a phenomenal woman!

  • Sayema Hashimi (3/13/2014 2:13:00 AM)

    Nice poem very beautiful i am new to poetry take a minute and leave your thoughts in the comments also if I had any mistakes correct it in the comments thanks a lot.

  • David Ayo Olowoeyo (3/12/2014 5:17:00 PM)

    Pretty woman wonder where my secrete lies,

    i love that line the most, indeed nice poem you've penned.

  • Richard Thripp (3/9/2014 11:59:00 PM)

    Let us cook in preparation and anticipation to eat off bountiful land
    While my larger glands land in the Land of Glands on harder sand
    Neither panned, fanned or, subsequently by the brutal state, banned
    Sheep move from skillets, pots, griddles and broilers to be canned
    As France captured German coal mines and steel mills unmanned

  • Richard Thripp (3/9/2014 7:21:00 PM)

    Next stop, for the talentless, abortion-loving miscreant Maya Angelou, is a damp hole.

  • Jaya Jaspal (3/8/2014 4:45:00 PM)

    This is so moving, very powerful. Check out some of my poems...kinda new here, ya see :)

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  • Usha Ramani (3/7/2014 5:44:00 AM)

    phenomenal indeed! Sounds liberating.

  • Celine Warren (3/3/2014 9:55:00 PM)

    I love the direction Maya Angelou takes in writing. It seems as if she never wrote for publishing or any type of glory. All of the poems I've read from her, point towards the concerns of fairness, equality, and strength in the people who share her same beliefs. Though looking back on her poetry, it helps change our perspectives and inspires a few of us. We should realize the freedom she consistently fought for was never fully granted. Maya Angelou simply points out the effects a biased person has on society. If we look at our society, our cultures today. We can see that the same problem she wrote about continues in a persons desire for authority, ignorant peoples who look at themselves before their siblings, in cultures where women are told to cover their considerable sexual features- because not all cultural ethics teach us to have self control over our impulsive actions, and we see these problems arise because a single person makes a conscience decision to ignore a simple direction of obedience from their God and/or pre-taught morals. Maya Angelou is an inspiring writer, and her poetry will have a positive effect on our society until the day, this world may find itself at peace.

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