Tuesday, October 2, 2012

You Are A Phenomenal Woman

This month is nationally recognized for breast cancer awareness. Currently today, Breast Cancer is the most common cancer found in women, and it affects more than 2.6 million women in the United States. I have someone near and dear to me who is among those numbers and that is my lovely & beautiful Mother. My Mother was diagnosed with breast in 2007, and it aggressively developed to stage IV where is metastasized. Seeing the challenges my Mother goes through everyday, I've never seen her give up because she chooses to live her best life that God has given her to live. My Mother is a huge inspiration to me and I dedicate the poem below to her and other women who are fighting the battle of breast cancer because you are a phenomenal woman. Never forget that!

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 of my care, 
'Cause I'm a woman 
Phenomenal woman, 
That's me.
Maya Angelou