Little Bird

Private Babbling
2001-06-19 19:12:11 (UTC)

Woman Inspired


Phenomenal Woman
by Maya Angelou

Pretty women wonder where my secret lies
I'm not cute or built to fit a model's fashion 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 steps
The curl of my lips.
I'm a woman
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 of my waist
And the joy in my feet.
I'm a woman
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.

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
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
Phenomenal woman
That's me.


(I wrote this after my b/f sent out a 'Why Guns are Better
than Women e-mail')

An apple and a couple of carrots will make your horse
happy after a hard day's work.

Horses get more attractive and increasingly functional
with age.

You can introduce a horse to your family and not be
embarrassed about 'weird sounds' coming from it.

If you admire a friend's horse and tell her so, she might
let you ride it for a lil while.

Your first horse doesn't get jealous when
you get a new one in the stable.

Your horse doesn't mind if you are seeing 'other' men.

A horse doesn't sit on the couch all day
and watch sports, specially if it's the Cowboys!

Horses don't go out of town for meetings unless you take

A horse won't ask in a swaggering voice,
"Doesn't this saddle look good on me?"

A horse doesn't mind if you go home
after you're done using it.

When your horse acts like a jerk a lil swat with the crop
makes him stop...NOT act worse!

A horse doesn't want to know anything about your car.

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