Simone Inez Harriman

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African Drum - Poem by Simone Inez Harriman

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

Topic(s) of this poem: africa, poverty

Comments about African Drum by Simone Inez Harriman

  • Kumarmani Mahakul (11/24/2017 5:11:00 AM)

    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 (11/14/2017 3:08:00 PM)

    a poem with the heartbeat of a divided nation? ...................well penned Simone (Report) Reply

  • Chukwuma Ndububa (10/3/2017 12:09:00 PM)

    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 (8/25/2017 4:33:00 PM)

    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++++++++++++++++++++++ (Report) Reply

  • Bri Edwards (6/13/2017 9:21:00 PM)

    hmm? let me see another.

    bri :)
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  • (6/3/2017 11:11:00 PM)

    And it is the drumbeat that pounds against the human conscience, wherever it exists on the earth. African Drum...a poem with a profound soul. (Report) Reply

  • Chukwuma Ndububa (5/8/2016 8:06:00 AM)

    Yes, dear poetess. Quite revealing is this particular one. The drumbeat sound of African affairs is thus heard.

    Don't stop now! ! !
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  • Howard 'the motivational poet' Simon (2/2/2016 8:07:00 PM)

    Sweet drum beat my friend! (Report) Reply

  • Edward Kofi Louis (12/4/2015 1:39:00 PM)

    Throbbing with the muse of Africa. Thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

  • Elena Sandu (11/22/2015 5:22:00 PM)

    Great penning! May I beat my tamburine, aligned to the African rythm as poverty, inequality, oppression seems to rise on so many other lands, may we all find the path of change through peace with songs of love. (Report) Reply

  • Terry Craddock (11/21/2015 6:54:00 PM)

    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 (11/19/2015 7:10:00 AM)

    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?)
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  • Terry Craddock (11/18/2015 3:21:00 PM)

    loved the interplay of words and rising tempo in the beat of the words (Report) Reply

  • (11/15/2015 9:09:00 AM)

    your powerful poem raise my heartbeat
    cannot resist this beautiful read
    thanks for your feelings shared
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  • (11/15/2015 1:43:00 AM)

    I truly commend you for the sentiment expressed in this cleverly written poem.
    You are a talented lady.
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  • Unwritten Soul (11/14/2015 4:50:00 AM)

    African, really actually a place like a great place, somehow we dont see it nor view them in justice...
    the reason is one, lot of problems we heard and fed to our mind, yes they are true but i am sure
    if they have a chance they can rise, and yes they can.. i hope you can go greater Africans
    ..i love the beat and drum u played in this poem as well as positive words...together we love humanity in the same world, we are under the same roof, sky
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  • Valsa George (11/13/2015 10:31:00 AM)

    The revolt of a group steeped in poverty and denied freedom and equality! They rise as a single clan and clamour for what is denied to them! The repetition of lines gives a drumming effect! Powerful presentation! Enjoyed! (Report) Reply

  • Brian Mayo (11/13/2015 7:49:00 AM)

    The repetition in your poem replaces the drum beat- -very clever. I always look on poems of this type with a bit of sadness, because the quest for freedom is so costly. (Report) Reply

  • Rahman Henry (11/13/2015 2:40:00 AM)

    The visible and worth of hearing. Excellently presented. I love this poem. (Report) Reply

  • Pamela Sinicrope (11/10/2015 6:30:00 AM)

    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! :) (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Poem Edited: Thursday, November 23, 2017

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