The Echoes of Dawn

Waking up to the fiery thunder
of nature’s very drum;
it’s boom so loud
even the earth stands to listen.
Ensnared and mesmerised,
with the agility of an atilogwu dancer
I rotate to the beats.
in breathless delight,
I dance, I glee, I gyrate.
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Tapping to its enchanting lore,
the experienced step briefly and retreat.
Seductive however, is the drum’s spellbinding power.
It’s melodious notes
the unwary enchant
unceremoniously lured into the spotlight.
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Ensnared and mesmerised,
unabashedly they gyrate.
it’s exhilarating rush!
a necessary evil they claim.
Working up to a frenzied crescendo,
wingless they try to fly
turning and twisting
this way and that
their shameless offerings
a fitting finale
as with the Echoes of Dawn
Slowly it fades away…
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