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Feeling the Beat


Feeling the Beat

Perhaps it’s the African in me,
But when I write poetry
I like to feel the beat
Beneath my feet.

Walking down the street,
People rushing, pushing, shoving,
The cars sweeping past,
The beat goes fast.

But, in the quiet of the night,
When I’m able to unwind
The drum beat of Africa slows
To fuse with the beat in my heart.

The History of African Drumming
By Anjus Chiedozie, eHow Contributor
updated: September 10, 2009
I want to do this!
The History of African Drumming
The drum is perhaps the oldest musical instrument in the world, with every society employing it in varying degrees. However, it is most revered among the people of Africa, where it comes in various forms and fulfills various functions. The drum is the most important musical instrument in Africa.

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Author: adeeyoyo

I am a middle-aged South African woman, living in Johannesburg. I began writing poetry towards the end of May 2010. I love animals – sometimes more than people! I am back after a break. Thanks for still being here, if you are! Missed you! xxx

11 thoughts on “Feeling the Beat

  1. Yes, I feel it that way too.
    Morning adee.


  2. This had me tapping my feet to the rhythm!


  3. You have written this poem for me Adee….very close to my heart too:) xx


  4. i like to feel the beat as well…both in poetry and in music…


  5. ….and the beat must go on…….without it I would think we are a little bit stuffed….


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