Thursday, February 4, 2010

Maya Angelou's Best Poem Ever

A friend of mine sent this to me and I wanted to share it with all of you.  I have beads that need to be photographed, hopfully today.  I am also working on the next give away, check back tomorrow for that.




MAYA ANGELOU'S'

BEST POEM EVER





A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE ...



enough money within her control to move out

and rent a place of her own,

even if she never wants to or needs to...

something perfect to wear if the employer,

or date of her dreams wants to see her in an hour...







A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE ..



a youth she's content to leave behind....

a past juicy enough that she's looking forward to

retelling it in her old age....

a set of screwdrivers, a cordless drill, and a black lace bra...

one friend who always makes her laugh... and one who lets her cry...







A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE ........



a good piece of furniture not previously owned by anyone else in her family...

eight matching plates, wine glasses with stems,

and a recipe for a meal,

that will make her guests feel honored....







A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE ..



a feeling of control over her destiny...

how to fall in love without losing herself..







EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW...



how to quit a job,

break up with a lover,

and confront a friend without;

ruining the friendship....





EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW....



when to try harder.... and WHEN TO WALK AWAY...







EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW...



that she can't change the length of her calves,

the width of her hips, or the nature of her parents..

that her childhood may not have been perfect...but it's over.....







EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW...



what she would and wouldn't do for love or more....

how to live alone... even if she doesn't like it...







EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW.. .



whom she can trust,

whom she can't,

and why she shouldn't take it personally...







EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW...



where to go...

be it to her best friend's kitchen table..

or a charming Inn in the woods....

when her soul needs soothing...







EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW...



What she can and can't accomplish in a day...

a month...and a year...

3 comments:

Mama Feoneafey said...

That is a wonderfully empowering piece! thank you for sharing that!

Sorry I missed your last giveaway, but I am looking forward to your next.

Blessings
Ma Fey

Farm Girl Cat said...

I am going to be putting another one up tomorrow, glad you enjoyed the poem.

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