Today is National Black Poetry Day. It is ONLY right that I pay tribute to the late GREAT Maya Angelou, my sorority sister....The one who taught us all what it means to be a PHENOMENAL WOMAN.

Below is my favorite stanza of the Phenomenal Woman poem.

"Now you understand
Just why my head’s not bowed.
I don’t shout or jump about Angel
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."

To hear the late great Maya Angelou recite her very own lovely poem, click HERE.

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