We are the change

Phenomenal Woman

I love this time of year, the festive season reminds us to be  loving and kind,  to friends and family.

But spare more than just a thought to others like our neighbours and our wider community.

We can all reach out and give that extra helping hand, to someone in need, or just because it’s a nice thing to do.

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

I would like to say a huge thank you, my life is more rewarding since I stumbled across women- unlimited, and I am blessed to be able to contribute regularly to such an inspiring company.

So the above poem is for all women, Phenomenal women.

Stay blessed & positive this festive season,

Karyn Bascombe

About the Author: I am permanent student at the university called LIFE.  I am a proud mother of 3 young people 21, 17, and 8; they are my daily inspiration.  I am a freelance feature writer, and I also create and deliver inspirational programmes for girls.  I love what I do, my one important rule of thumb is, always remember people first!

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  1. Julie Hall says

    Thank you Karyn for a beautiful poem, inspirational writing and such a lovely testminonial. We all look forward to reading more from you next year