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Author Name: Freebateluer 2 Comments
Date Added: August 14, 2006 15:08:38 Average Score: (Needs 2)
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VICTORY DRUMS
VICTORY DRUMS 
 
 
The pulsating beat of the drums rolls through the night
Dark skies echo to the vibrant beat
That even the insects are quiet


Animals turn ears to the distant sounds
Hides twitching
As eyes roll in fear


Throbbing reverberations fill the air
Rhythmic thunder
The crescendo building, deafening


Around the roaring fire
Lithe dark bodies move
Twisting, gyrating in the frenzy of the dance


Celebrations of victory over the enemy
For victory was theirs today


With loud ululations the women cry
As praises are sung to the warriors brave

 

“Hau! Indoda (Men) we chased those slinking hyena
Yellow dogs they were running before us


Our spears like lightening
Struck them down


Like the roaring of the lion
We brought fear to their cringing hearts


With the forcefulness of the elephant
We crushed them beneath our trampling feet”

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Comment By: FreeWide Awake on June 10, 2007 08:43:24 AM Report
WOW!

Poignant, captivating...rivetting indeed!

Wonderful feel to this Joe...great images...and wonderful how the authenticity of the rite shines through!

This is definitely one of your best chomi...*****

Hugs,
Pamela

Comment By: FreeAngelique on August 14, 2006 04:26:50 PM Report

Not only did you have wonderful imagery in this poem, I could hear it too. Nicely done. You give honor in this tribute to a heritage that will never be forgotten as long as there are people like you to tell of it.






 


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