African Drum Poem by Simone Inez Harriman

African Drum



Poverty, inequality, oppression
Seething they swarm
In military fashion
Breathing
Breathing
Breathing
United tribes singing
Freedom
Freedom
Freedom
Become one African drum
Rising
Rising
Rising
Awakened hungry hearts
Beating, pulsing, throbbing

COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Pamela Sinicrope 10 November 2015

I can hear the drum, the voice. The repeated words (one word) and the descriptive lines work well together. I love the line, 'Awakened hungry hearts.' Well done. Thanks for sharing! :)

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Terry Craddock 18 November 2015

loved the interplay of words and rising tempo in the beat of the words

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Terry Craddock 21 November 2015

Poets Drown In Word River Oceans poets love juxtaposition interplay of words poets love rising tempo in fire beat of words poets are lost drown in ocean rivers of words Copyright © Terence George Craddock Inspired by the poem 'African Drum' by Simone Inez Harriman. Dedicated to the poet Simone Inez Harriman.

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Dan Reynolds 19 November 2015

The repetition works well here, establishing both a tempo and a train of thought and emphasis. (Have you considered removing the a from line 3?) Danny

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Jak Black 15 November 2015

I truly commend you for the sentiment expressed in this cleverly written poem. You are a talented lady.

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Kumarmani Mahakul 24 November 2017

Poverty, inequality, oppression Seething they swarm In military fashion..........Is this the picture of Africa? May God bless Africa and her wel -wishers. Beautifully painted.Thanks for sharing.

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Tom Allport 14 November 2017

a poem with the heartbeat of a divided nation? ...................well penned Simone

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Sochukwu Ivye 03 October 2017

In exact words and picture. I'm in that side of the world to attest to this. God bless Africa. God bless her well-wishers. Thank you, dear poetes. Don't stop now!

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Susan Williams 25 August 2017

Mj has again commented unerringly on the heartbeat of this fantastic poem. Love well-done repetition- it is a very valuable tool in the poet's tool box. May Freedom Rise the world over and in the individual hearts of mankind, not just for themselves but for others at the same time. 10++++++++++++++++++++++

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Bri Edwards 13 June 2017

hmm? let me see another. bri :)

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