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You Made Me Feel Great. Phenomenal.

“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” – Maya Angelou

“Phenomenally.
Phenomenal woman,
That’s me.”

(from Phenomenal Woman by Maya Angelou)

You were so right.  You were phenomenal.  And so are we. Thank you Maya Angelou.

The Poet

Dancer - a miniature painting

Writing poetry

gives a voice to those who lost it

whether to Laryngitis

sudden lack of confidence

or for whatever undisclosed reason.

And it mutes the loud mouths

to a degree at least

as the words stick on paper.

It allows the poet

to explode in emotion

to reveal the truth

maybe half of it

or hide it in plain sight

in flamboyant phrases.

It enables the poet to hit hard

without hearing the resulting fall

or to tip toe softly

ballet-like

dancing to unheard tunes

inviting everyone on the floor.

It lends the poet surprising powers

to express, mend and heal

to fall apart or to tease

to provide encouragement

with therapeutic words.

It grants an unprecedented freedom

to imagine and to create

as anything is possible

even plausible

in the world of the poet

in the wonderful realm of words.