Friday, June 01, 2007

MAYA ANGELOU POEM

EVERY 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...


A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE ....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 WOMAN SHOULD HAVE ....a past juicy enough that she's looking forward to retelling it in her old age....

A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE .....a set of screwdrivers, a cordless drill, and a black lace bra...

A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE ....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..

A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE ....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...

EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW...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..

EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW...that her childhood may not have been perfect...but its over...

EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW...what she would and wouldn't do for love or more...

EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW...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...

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

This is great! I just love Maya. She is so intelligent, funny and tough. I like listening to her thoughts on life and things in general.
Thanks Nomas for todays post.
Cookie

Flyinfox_SATX said...

That is a really tall list! I congratulate any woman that is able to accomplish all of it.

Flyinfox_SATX

GB (Georgetown Boy) said...

Very true.

Pookie Sixx said...

HI! Hey thanks for dropping by my blog the other day! Thought I would repay the favor :)

I received this poem...gosh, a long time ago and I gotta say, it really changed my life. I began to use it as a check list of sorts and I'm proud to say...I can check of most of these :)

NoMas said...

Cookie: You are welcome. Us women just need to remember to nurture ourselves before others.

Fox: Yes it is a tall order, but hopefully we realize the need to take care of ourselves in order to be better available to care for others.

GB: Thank you for being sensative enough to realize women need to care for themselves.

Loving Annie said...

Good list, Nomas.... A lot of things I should know -- and don't have down yet ! My goal is to have my heart catch up with my brain on these !

Pookie is great -- hope you enjoy her blog ! She is a loyal cyber-friend !

Thinking of you today, Nomas --

evalinn said...

When to walk away is a tricky one... Thanx for reminding me, I need to get more wine-glasses (they just ceep breaking?)

Dick said...

Okay....

Georgetownboy said...

You are welcome.

Loving Annie said...

Good Sunday morning Nomas ! How are you doing today ?

I added flyinfox to my links ! Thank you for mentioning him --

And thank you for commenting eleven times on my blog last month -- your support and smarts helps me...

Anyway, off for a walk and then lunch with a girl friend, and then to settle down with a book unitl it's time to watch The Sopranos on tv tonight !!!

Loving Annie said...

Yoo-hoo, Nomas ? where are you ???
Hope all is well -- came by for my daily visit !

Otis said...

Can I borrow your drill?

kittenpower said...

good stuff. i must remember it all!

Anonymous said...

This is NOT a Maya Angelou poem
this was written as a list of 30 things a woman should know/have in a Glamour magazine article by Pamela Redmond Satran