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Monday Motivation: Week 9

Are you phenomenal?

Still in the mood of Celebrating mothers day, our Monday motivation will be Maya Angelou’ Phenomenal woman.

I hope you will be inspired to be a 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.
My mother: my first example of a phenomenal woman
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.

who says you have to be all so decked up to be graceful? There are no glass ceilings where we come from?
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.

Just the right sauce, all shades of gorgeous.

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 for my care.
’Cause I’m a woman
Phenomenally.
Phenomenal woman,
That’s me.
Maya Angelou, “Phenomenal Woman” from And Still I Rise.Copyright © 1978 by Maya Angelou

Be fabulously inspired, you are phenomenal. Never keep your heads bowed. With love. Hephzibah.

Hellloooo, Welcome to my “Bee” world. I am Hephzibah Olokode. I’m a 20 something year old lady currently living in Ibadan, a city in Nigeria. I am glad to have this opportunity to share not only my thoughts, life and journey but also share the life and journey of others with you on this platform. With the sole aim of inspiring you to be a better version of yourself, ‘Hephzybee’ is a blog that focuses on lifestyle, relationship and other inspirational media contents aimed at wide range of audiences so there is something for everybody. I feel there is going to be a lot in store, so join me and together lets enjoy this ride

7 comments on “Monday Motivation: Week 9

  1. A beautiful writeup. Well, are you from nigeria?

  2. Gorgeous, God bless all our mothers… Welldone ma’am

  3. Got that “Rupi kaur” kinda flavour on this lovely poem…very nice!

  4. Dayo O.

    That’s cool

  5. beautiful pictures!

  6. That’s you !! A wonderful WOMAN!!!!!

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