Drum Beat Gives Birth

a drum, pounding, gives birth to a swaying rhythm baby

out of it taut hollow of a womb


pounding---pounding

pulsing---pounding

breaking ---breathing

pulsing ---reeling


drum beat growls, grows, never slows

seeds of dancing are brashly sown

the drum beat marches still alone

chuckling out its deep- ribbed drone


the Heartbeat of the song is a

drumbeat's heavy sigh

The backbone of the music;

rhythm's raw-red cries


Drumbeat is pried open

'til dancing-freedom's fin'ly born

leaping---fury---grandeur---stomping

The dancer awakes to his nakedness

begins to hide

but wisdom-rhythm

side-street drumbeat

music's seniority

does not chide


dancer is beckoned, he's still alive

never wanting to tire

inward outward movements, rushes

whirling wildly around the fire


pouncing ---treading

tossing---flinging

pounding---pounding

pulsing---pounding

pounding---pounding


losing himself in the brokeness sounding

wilderness and warmth oozed from surroundings

the Smell of the heat

ashes and smoke are tasted

like a well cooked meal for the soul

The dancer is finally tired

the dancer will forever be wired

fused with indomitable freedom

Bursting joyful movement expression

living:

Giving---taking

Pounding---pounding

pulsing---pounding

Dancing.