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NinnaNinna Posts: 70 ✭✭
¸.•'´:•.•:*¨*☆☆*¨*:•.•:`'•.¸ ❤ 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
Phenomenally.
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
Phenomenally.
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

Phenomenally.
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
Phenomenally.
Phenomenal woman,
That's me.


❤ By Maya Angelou ❤
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  • ArvinArvin Posts: 84 ✭✭
    edited August 2018
    The best poem, I've ever read. A masterpiece by "Paul Eluard":

    "Je t'aime"

    I love you for all the women I haven't known
    I love you for all the times in wich I haven't lived
    For the scent of the wide open spaces and the smell of hot bread
    For the melting snow and for the first flowers
    For the innocent animals wich haven't been frightened by man
    I love you to love
    I love you for all the women I don't love

    Who reflects me if not you yourself-I see myself so little
    Without you I see nothing but an empty space
    Between those other times and today
    There have been all those deaths that I have crossed on straw
    I have not been able to break through the wall of my mirror
    I've had to learn life word by word
    How one forgets

    I love you for all the wisdom, which is not mine
    For health
    I love you against everything wich is only illusion
    For that immortal heart over wich I have no power
    You think that you are doubt but you're just reason
    You are the powerful sun that rushes to my head
    When I am sure of myself
  • amatsuscribbleramatsuscribbler Posts: 3,055 mod
    This poem made me cry when I read it and again when I hear Adrian Mitchell read it.

    ABOUT VIETNAM) - Poem by Adrian Mitchell
    I was run over by the truth one day.
    Ever since the accident I've walked this way
    So stick my legs in plaster
    Tell me lies about Vietnam.

    Heard the alarm clock screaming with pain,
    Couldn't find myself so I went back to sleep again
    So fill my ears with silver
    Stick my legs in plaster
    Tell me lies about Vietnam.

    Every time I shut my eyes all I see is flames.
    Made a marble phone book and I carved all the names
    So coat my eyes with butter
    Fill my ears with silver
    Stick my legs in plaster
    Tell me lies about Vietnam.

    I smell something burning, hope it's just my brains.
    They're only dropping peppermints and daisy-chains
    So stuff my nose with garlic
    Coat my eyes with butter
    Fill my ears with silver
    Stick my legs in plaster
    Tell me lies about Vietnam.

    Where were you at the time of the crime?
    Down by the Cenotaph drinking slime
    So chain my tongue with whisky
    Stuff my nose with garlic
    Coat my eyes with butter
    Fill my ears with silver
    Stick my legs in plaster
    Tell me lies about Vietnam.

    You put your bombers in, you put your conscience out,
    You take the human being and you twist it all about
    So scrub my skin with women
    Chain my tongue with whisky
    Stuff my nose with garlic
    Coat my eyes with butter
    Fill my ears with silver
    Stick my legs in plaster
    Tell me lies, tell me lies about Aghanistan.
    Tell me lies about Israel.
    Tell me lies about Congo.
    Tell me, tell me lies Mr Bush.
    Tell me lies Mr B-B-Blair, Brown, Blair-Brown.
    Tell me lies about Vietnam.

  • viciumartisviciumartis Posts: 65 ✭✭
    Is there allowed to put a attachment of song, my friend and I wrote and recorded together in home made improvised studio, and if not, where on this forum can i..?

    Thank you in advance
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