PAD Challenge Day 25: Ashanti's Drum

PAD Challenge Day 25

Prompt 25: Write an exercise poem.

Ashanti’s Drum

A Nubian queen loans her steps.
I borrow her drummer boy's
boom here,
his boom there,
and another tick, tick boom, boom.
They know I own bona fide
rhythm in my motherland hips.

So, I pay my roots.

Pa rum pum pum pum
rum pum pum….
Hips stir like Earth………
Pa rum pum pum pum
rum pum pum….
They free water.…..

Pa rum pum pum pum
rum pum pum….
Arms reach for God…..
Pa rum pum pum pum
Rum pum pum….
They gather to worship….

Pa rum pum pum pum
rum pum pum….
Feet, lead me not alone…
Pa rum pum pum pum
rum pum pum….
They yield and return..…

Pa rum pum pum pum
Rum pum pum….
Ancestors on call…..
Pa rum pum pum pum
Rum pum pum….
I honor, I honor….


Pa rum pum pum pum
rum pum pum….
I praise, I praise
with life in my hips.


DElelgantOne


Jan 2016

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