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Phenomenal Woman, That’s me!

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As I type this, I am struggling with a couple of health issues that has me bedridden; kidney infection and a lupus flare.  Although, I am really proud of myself for getting a few things crossed off of my to-do list, including getting prepared for a much-anticipated surgery this upcoming Monday.

Since I’m not feeling well, today’s post will be fairly short and easy, but inspirational. I want to share a very special poem that I like to recite to myself whenever I feel overwhelmed and unable to push through the day. 

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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 for my care.   

’Cause I’m a woman

Phenomenally.

Phenomenal woman,

That’s me!

Always remember, whether you’re a woman or man, boy or girl, young or old, YOU ARE LOVED! YOU ARE STRONG! YOU ARE PHENOMENAL!

“Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” -Isaiah 41:10

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14 comments on “Phenomenal Woman, That’s me!

  1. Beautiful poem. It speaks a lot about the strength of your character to be sharing an inspirational post at a time when you must be feeling so low. I wish you a successful surgery and a speedy recovery. Get well soon. I’m sending all my love and best wishes your way. Take good care!

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  2. 💓 physical issues are so hard. Healing prayers for you brave girl 💓

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  3. This was a beautiful blog and hope feel better and stay strong during your surgery

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  4. The Immortal Arts

    I don’t know you personally but I have read a lot of your work on daily basis through this blog. There are thousands of miles between us but prayers can travel faster than anything so I pray for your well being and hope to hear from you soon. Much love to you and your loved ones. Get well soon and be the phenomenal woman you were always meant to be.
    God bless.

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    • Thank you so so much! God is preparing me for something great and Im glad I get to share His process with you and everyone who’s in this journey with me. Thank you for your prayers. Just know I pray for you as well.

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  5. Beautifully written. Get well soon.

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  6. Beautiful! ,I replace woman with man, she with he.

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