Words fail to express the depth of my feelings for the poem titled “Phenomenal Woman” ,  by Maya Angelou.. I find it a truly profound poem. It is filled with wisdom and the pride and dignity of womanhood. A poem that stems insecurities and builds self-esteem.. and confidence… a burning confidence..

It is a must-read I believe..For every  FEMALE! Together, we shall foster a generation of strong (Phenomenal) women..

Please read Poem below:

 

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.

 

She is my #thatamazingwoman @baileysnigeria. For a chance to win N500,000, please tag a photo of  your own  amazing woman and @baileysnigeria on instagram.. Good luck!

Have an amazing weekend all!!

xxx

Ezinne Chinkata

Image Credit:Maya

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