The Joys & Pains of a Poet, Tonight on “Conversations Of A Sistah”


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As I continue in the celebration of Women’s History month, I’m reminded of those poetic artist who spoke their true to life pains and sorrows through the spoken word of poetry. Why? Because life almost always imitate art. As a poet we write what we feel, we write our experiences be it good or bad; happy or sad.

Join me tonight at 8:00 PM on “Conversations Of A Sistah” via “Conversations Live” as I reflect on the life of the most intellectual poet of all, Dr. Maya Angelou. Angelou who used her own experiences throughout life to show how she coped with being a black woman in a predominantly white society, while overcoming adversity despite the harsh odds. 

Click on any of the “Conversations Links” in this post to access the show!

See you on the air!

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100 thoughts on “The Joys & Pains of a Poet, Tonight on “Conversations Of A Sistah”

  1. I think all artist whether rap or poets talk about their joys and pain. It’s apart of life. Anywho tuning into the show as usual.

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  2. It’s Wednesday people and the CONVERSATIONS are on tonight. But Tracy gotta come better than this once a week show post.

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  3. Maya Angelou is great. she can make her words sing. Like the rapper pharelle he has mad talent too. I love his song happy.

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  4. You may write me down in history With your bitter,
    twisted lies, You may tread me in the very dirt But still, like dust … I’ll rise.

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  5. Maya Angelou is great! I mean the woman is awesome. I hope Tracy recite some of her stuff.

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  6. Tracy you get str8 to the point. If I go to the bathroom and back I’m gonna miss something I swear.

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  7. Ion know Maya Angelou was raped as a kid 😦 damn!
    These mama’s better watch these mens around they kids.

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    • Show was awesome….short but I’ll deal with it for now “LOL”
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      I don’t think you have a choice.

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  8. 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.

    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.

    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.

    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 of my care,
    ‘Cause I’m a woman
    Phenomenally.
    Phenomenal woman,
    That’s me.

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    • DIDNT KNOW MAYOU UNCLE KILLED HER ABUSER…DID HE GET JAIL TIME?
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      Tra didn’t address that…probably not.

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      • DIDNT KNOW MAYOU UNCLE KILLED HER ABUSER…DID HE GET JAIL TIME?
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        Tra didn’t address that ——–> NO SHIT WHICH IS Y I ASKED THE QUESTION DUDE

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      • DIDNT KNOW MAYOU UNCLE KILLED HER ABUSER…DID HE GET JAIL TIME?
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        Maybe you should hear the show again. The uncles were justified for killing his ass.

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      • DIDNT KNOW MAYOU UNCLE KILLED HER ABUSER…DID HE GET JAIL TIME?
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        Ms. Bell didn’t address that.

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      • DIDN’T KNOW MAYOU UNCLE KILLED HER ABUSER…DID HE GET JAIL TIME?
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        I talked to Tracy AKA Blog Queen last night after the show (via email) cause I wanted to know if Maya’s uncles were arrested for killing the man who raped her. and she said not to her knowledge. Guess that was irrelevant to even mention considering Maya Angelou’s success.

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      • Wassup Civil….How she doing? I know she read our emails because she says so on the air! 😆

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      • Wassup Civil….How she doing? I know she read our emails because she says so on the air!
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        Hey Bobby, I told her that she should have “Conversation after the show” cause she said how a lot of US (her bloggers) email her esp. after the show.

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      • I told her that she should have “Conversation after the show” cause she said how a lot of US (her bloggers) email her esp. after the show.
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        Tracy ain’t got NO TIME for that. Y’all knee-grows would bombard her. 😆

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  9. That was a good show shocked to know Dr. Maya was raped which goes to show you….no one is exempt from hardships but God has paid her back lovely cause she is P.A.I.D. paid!!!!!!

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  10. 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.

    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.

    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.

    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 of my care,
    ‘Cause I’m a woman
    Phenomenally.
    Phenomenal woman,
    That’s me.

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  11. That was deep. Had no idea that Maya was raped as a kid. I pray that is so far behind her that she doesn’t even recall it. Peace and Blessings Tracy. Great top info…..

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      • Morning Ladies….I’ll be glad when WHM is over no offense but I miss the gossip and the drama of the commentary. 🙂

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      • That’s the damn problem y’all want the drama and nothing that can teach you something. That’s positive and uplifting. We get enough damn drama as it is!

        Oh good morning Ladies.

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      • Morning all….I thought last nights show was extremely interesting. With Tracy you learn something new each week. I like how she’s incorporated talking about women and all of the wonderful things we’ve done and are still accomplishing!

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      • Ok, so I am new to posting but a long time lurker. Question: Soooo, when you first make a comment and your waiting for moderation… does your comment just disappear forever never to be seen again? Just asking.

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  12. Tracy is one bad BITCH! she read the shit outta Maya’s poem on that show. It was a good show.

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