Phenomenal Woman

I want to take the time out to thank God for giving me 2nd chances, I am forever so grateful. Recently, I learned that not everyone believes in 2nd chances and you won’t always get a redo. I’m so thankful for growth, each day I strive to be a better person than I was on yesterday. I’m thankful that I am no longer the person that I was in my 20s but one thing that will probably never change about me is that although I’m thankful for where I am today, I will never forget where I came from, all of it has made me who I am today. Thankful for those close to me that do not judge me by my past.

Thankful for those that acknowledge that no one is perfect but we all have to be held accountable for our behavior and actions. Thankful that I am not condescending nor do I associate myself with those types of people. You know, the ones that have NEVER done any wrongdoing nor any of their family and friends have ever done any wrong and they look down on those that have. Regardless of my past, I’m here today standing before you as the Phenomenal Woman that God has called me to be. Against all odds.

Thankful to Maya Angelou for writing this poem and for inspiring me as a teenager and as an adult.

Phenomenal Woman

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 for my care.   
’Cause I’m a woman
Phenomenal woman,
That’s me.
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Additional Recommended Reading:

“Why Good People Do Bad Things” by Erwin E. Lutzer

“Becoming” by Michelle Obama

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