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(Wonderful Man (inspired by Maya Angelou's great poem 'phenomenal woman'))

Handsome man ponder at my masculine size.
I'm not huge or toned to appeal to the judges eyes,
but when i begin to tell them
they think i'm telling lies.
I say,
it's in the heat of my endurence,
the sweat on my neck,
the direction of my stride,
and the strength of my pecks
i'm a man
wonderfully!
wonderful man,
that's who i am.

I stroll into a room
just as proud as you think,
and to a woman,
the ladies stand or
just stare and blink,
they look at me
like i'm just too crazy.
I say,
it's in the action of my words,
the humour of my jokes,
and those unusual habits,
that make me a bloke,
i'm a man
wonderfully!
wonderful man,
that's who i am.

Others themselves have tried to know
just what they observe in me,
they try so hard
but they just get charred
while trying to work out my interior simplicity,
when i try to explain to them
they think i'm silly.
I say,
it's in the scent of my musk,
the hair on my chin,
my listening ears,
the diamonds in my grin,
i'm a man
wonderfully!
wonderful man,
that's who i am.

Now you truly realize
why i keep my face low,
i don't brag and prance about
with an inflated ego,
when i pass by
i'll let you know.
I say,
it's in the love of my silence,
the sincerity of my voice,
the planned decision,
in my style of choice,
because i'm a man
wonderfully!
wonderful man,
that's who i am!

Submitted: Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Edited: Wednesday, November 02, 2011


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  • Danya Qattea (12/27/2013 5:18:00 PM)

    When I read the title, I grinned. To me, it was funny and cool. It's a great poem. In the same writing way that Maya used, but a great poem all the same. Made me laugh. Very cool.9-10 =-)

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  • Patricia Grantham (10/10/2013 6:46:00 PM)

    A very nice write about the wonderful man. I am happy that
    you were so inspired by Maya Angelou to write such a piece
    as this. It was so boldly written with such manly and not macho
    attributes. An excellent write with a good sense of humor.

  • Kaila George (8/6/2013 3:02:00 AM)

    Well Ill be damned this is just brilliant...had me strutting behind you go...wooo...grins...kidding...really enjoyable read I can tell you that much...cant wait to read more of your stuff...10

  • Soulful Heart (7/11/2013 1:59:00 AM)

    a macho man paradoxically portrayed but sweet.....................

  • Wahab Abdul (5/19/2013 10:08:00 PM)

    ha ha ha, enjoyed it......

  • ..... W@king Up..... (4/26/2013 5:53:00 PM)

    Wonderful poem :) I can just see a person writing about children inspired by Maya now: P

  • Tashon Brown (8/25/2009 11:34:00 PM)

    this is an awesome poem
    i love a man who is confident but not cocky

  • Briseis Troy (6/27/2009 8:26:00 AM)

    great poem. two thumbs up for it. i like it

  • surya . (6/24/2009 5:49:00 AM)

    wonderfull. but the credit goes to 'Maya Angelou' who is an inspiration to all of us. but still one needs talent to bring such an orinal copy. congrats
    voted10
    surya

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