Monday, 25 April 2011

Phenomenal Woman

In Honour of ALL Women for upcoming Mother's Day!

I love blogging, and read many blogs in a given week.  I have noticed that most of the blogs I read are created by women.  "Horah for women!"  Phenomenal women, with phenomenal talents.  So many creative thinkers, and doers.  So many very busy people, with very busy lives.  So many intelligent, and brave women.  Brave to venture out there into the unknown world of blogging, for all to potentially see! I seem to learn something new about creating a blog almost every time I log on.  The good thing about blogging, is there is no right or wrong way to do this.  We are our own Boss!  We can not fail!  We welcome complements from our followers, and they are always so kind.  I seem to get excited with every new follower.  I notice every one of you, and visit all of your blogs too.  I admire other "bloggers" with hundreds of followers, but I am very happy  I hit lucky #13! 
Here is another mystery about me about to unravel...I love poetry, but I don't seem to read enough of it.  Here is a poem to celebrate all of us women!  It is also a boost of self-esteem. (which we all could use)
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,
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
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

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
Phenomenal woman,
That's me.
 by Maya Angelou

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  1. What a lovely post, and you're so right. When I first started looking at what other women in blogland were doing as far as revamping their furniture, I would think that there was no way I was creative enough to come up with some of the things they do. But after a while, the ideas started to manifest naturally and before I knew it, I had to hurry to turn my ideas into reality! Thanks so much for your kind comment on my coffee table turned bed end.
    Hear me ROAR!! ;o)

  2. I am so with you on this one! I myself being a "Newbie" to the blogisphere I am AMAZED at the talent out there...It's mind blowing and I find myself saying "I want to do this, try that, paint this..." I've also noticed as I've been browsing through GW or a consignment shop or thrift store that I see things in a different light...I see the this could be!

    I so love your poem! You are a PHENOMENAL Women!

    I'm glad to be part of your Lucky #13


  3. Wow, I'm so touched by this poem! And truly, we women are phenomenal! Really appreciate you sharing this great post with us at the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop.

  4. I love this poem. Thanks for sharing. I found your blog checking out Homemaker on a Dime and I'm a new follower. Can't wait to check out some other posts. - Amy