Tri Duong
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.
38 Responses
  1. nubilus Says:

    Very nice poem, my grandmother was very fond of Maya Angelou and I remember reading I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings because it was the first book I finished (a feat) :)

  2. Crunky Says:

    Almost as good as Eddie Murphy's "Kill My Landlord"

  3. I'll never understand how women can do this... =T

  4. Anonymous Says:

    loved the poetry and the hat in the pic.

  5. I love your layout! This is an incredible looking blog!

  6. Mark Says:

    tanks for sharing.

  7. Aspect Says:

    I haven't really read much angelou, Good stuff.

  8. Maya Angelou was a saint.
    Good stuff man, keep it up!
    I love your design!

  9. Majin Says:

    thats a really nice poem

  10. Anonymous Says:

    great poem! Keep it up!

  11. Marco Says:

    beautifu!l i like how its not exploiting the weak side of women

  12. MistahDrama Says:

    very good read! enlightening almost

  13. Sean Says:

    I know I shouldn't.. but may I use your poem? It's nice anyway :)

  14. Frank Says:

    Really good poem, really liked the substance because usually poems just look and sound airy and weird to me...

  15. Anonymous Says:

    Delicious. But I've always found the one who's writing is the true poem.

  16. Anonymous Says:

    Just found this blog, really good stuff on here

  17. Ningen Says:

    nice story, I will absolutely come back after i got up tommorow to read all your posts

  18. This poem doesn't seem worthy of so much praise, maybe I'm not getting it?

  19. BLUERAD Says:

    Personally, i don't really like this poem that much either, I think theres something that men can't understand when reading this, or its just me

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  21. LucidDreamer Says:

    I'm not into poetry but this is nice.
    Can't wait the next post !

  22. Anon Says:

    Lovely poem again

  23. Once again, very nice poem!

  24. Well that was uplifiting.
    Just as cool as you please.

  25. Dion Logue Says:

    My irlfriend is another phenomenal woman :P
    Can you read my poems and tell me what you think? It would be great to hear the thoughts of mine coming from someone like you

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