Of the Week Poetry

Favorite Poem of the Week

Written by Braelynn Jordan

This week senior Maiya Sabree provided us with a poem, Phenomenal Woman by Maya Angelou. At first, I was convinced that Maiya picked the poem only because her and Maya Angelou have the same first name. In this case, that is not the reason, but I still feel like it paid a part in her decision. The real reason she picked this poem was that it explains that it is not all about what people see. People try to figure you out based on your appearance or what you show them. Even with what they assume, they still do not know the real you. Which makes you unique, because there is always a little surprise in you for people to see. You should not change who you are, just so that people can read you. Not saying you should keep to yourself, but you should not change who you are for someone else. We are all phenomenal in our own way and should keep it that way. If you take nothing away from this poem, Maiya wants you to take away that who you are phenomenal just the way you are. You are the perfect version you, there can never be a better you than you.

Poem Cred: Pinterest

Photo Cred: Maiya Sabree

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Braelynn Jordan