RIC S. BASTASA


giving hope a chance...


we are assured about the sound
of drum beats
from all the continents of the world
so assuring
that hope has given birth to more children
of hopes
the women dance and the men beat the drums
the children watch for a while
and liking the sounds of these drums beating
slowly then wildly and then
contagiously exciting
the children begin to clap their hands
and step their toes
sway their bodies
and sing the songs of hope
again

the world spins
the universe sways and gives birth to another star

Submitted: Saturday, January 01, 2011

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