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Phe·nom·e·nal | (adjective) : extraordinary

Updated: Apr 23, 2020

Phenomenal Woman

a poem 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


Phenomenal woman,