Thursday, 20 December 2012


Brown skin, taut hair
It stands erect in its glory
Strong and firm
Glistening, it beckons
Its beauty invigorating
Its touch intoxicating
In my bare hands it nestled
I took it close to my heart
It feels so good, so alive
It tells of tales of pleasures
A dance in the jungle, a night filled with stars
Promise of unending tomorrows
This is no place for sorrows
I traced its contours
My fingers followed its smooth lead
Tapping gently on its creamy head
With a masterstroke I beat on it
From its depth came the sound of time
As I pound on it harder
The echoes reach farther
I was soon lost in the throes of sounds
With every rhythm my heart beat faster
Racing through jungles, oceans and rivers
Sweating, I burst out in a starry glaze
For the drumbeat
Echoes two heartbeats
Ever since my lover went away
And left behind the majestic drum.
 By ©Yemisi Ilesanmi, 2012

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