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Sound of Drums

Updated on March 17, 2011

Mythical rhythm warriors dancing, prancing

calling to ancient gods, the beat gets louder

with each beat of the drums

the night creatures circle in wonder of the sound

they howl to the beat as if its speaking in their tongue

Warriors chant calling to brave hearts

lost in battle their ghost answers in the night wind

The drum beats louder and louder drowning out

their cries

A single ember leaps from the fire pit

taking on a new spirit, it dances to the tune of the

sound of the drums leaving a trail of ash in its wake

Sound of drums beat ageless moaning they weep

sadness pounded out with each beat

Universe so vast mystical, illusive, untouchable

Sound of drums brings them closer reaching out a hand holding

mystery in their palm washing away the tears

they dance to the sound of drums a new spirit of hope is born


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    • ek ellis profile imageAUTHOR

      ek ellis 

      8 years ago

      Thank you for your comments :)

    • Russell-D profile image

      Russell-D 

      8 years ago from Southern Ca.

      Once each year, on high holy Japanese days, in the Japanese area of LA, drummers from both Japan and the US march to the beat of the huge drums. In Hawaii, in the bowl at the Ala Moana Shopping Center, drumming competitions are held quite often. PBS recently aired a TV show in which a drum group from Japan was teamed with a contemporary jazz group, making for an exciting hour of you can't look away music. Good hub. David Russell

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      benny Faye Douglass 

      8 years ago from Gold Canyon, Arizona

      very nice hub,thank you for sharing. creativeone59

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