Friday, October 12, 2012

Thank You Derinda Love Blog Tour and Giveaway

The one thing that I love about the Blogging Community is that we support each other.  No matter what.  So, what I was contact to join this tour I jumped at the chance!

Derinda Love is one of the owners of Young Adult and Teen Readers and this is a big THANK YOU to her.  I just want her to know that we are so appreciative of her hard work.  With that being said I am going to share my favorite poem with everyone.

Phenomenal Woman is by Maya Angelou and is by far the greatest poem!

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.

On top of that there is also a giveaway! Be sure to enter!

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  1. That's one of my favorite poems, too! (Not surprising since we think alike ALL THE TIME!)

    Love ya!! :)

  2. Thank you for the great giveaway.