Hi Bigmama

Discussion in 'Spirituality/Worship' started by Rafiki, Mar 24, 2009.

  1. Rafiki

    Rafiki New Member

    This is a little bit off topic but I thought you might enjoy this fantastic poem as much as I do.

    Phenomenal Woman
    by 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
    Phenomenally.
    Phenomenal woman,
    That's me.

    I walk into a room
    Just as cool as you please,
    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.
    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
    Phenomenally.
    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 of my care,
    'Cause I'm a woman
    Phenomenally.
    Phenomenal woman,
    That's me.


  2. bigmama2

    bigmama2 New Member

    that is a GREAT poem. very powerful and thought provoking words. positive message!! thanks for posting it.

    i used to be thin and pretty, had my share of male attention, it was great. with all the illness and problems in my life (including food addiction) i have gained an incredible amt of weight (gained 130 pounds). so i am very large. male attention has stopped completely, as i am not pretty and thin anymore, but i know that i still have some attractiveness to me- in personality, in sense of humor, in kindness, and some physical things like eyes and smile. so i still have good self esteem. not good self confidence with men though, they tend to focus on the physical aspects only. maybe someday i will find one who appreciates inner beauty... ?!

    i refuse to let my (large) weight deny me of some of lifes simple pleasures. yes, i will put on a bathing suit and go to a public pool and swim around. (actually i just got out of the pool (house i am renting right now) ). i do go to the beach and frolic in the ocean. yes i actually FROLIC. i am a proud frolicer!!! hahhahaha like is too short not to.

    so Jam- get on that bathing suit and hit the beach, girl!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    bigmama2