african drum - Jabulani Mzinyathi


the demonised drum
speaks to my soul
soothing my african soul
sweetly caressing it

invoking those spirits
the restless spirits of my people
hot iron branded pagan
those that dangled at noose ends

reverberations of the drum
spelling out my happiness
at times messages of strife
the demonised drum

4 comments:

Kwadwo Oteng Owusu said...

..surely the drumming on OGOV will invoke the spirits of Africa..these sons must be awoken to perform their destined duties...the poem makes me appreciate the brains of the poet and of those behind this platform..

well done Jabulani...and congrats, Bob; Julian and co...

JABULANI MZINYATHI said...

thanks for words that inspire kwadwo oteng owusu. do not forget the daughters of afrika

Darko Antwi said...

As cleverly patterned as its diction is, 'african drum' bears a fine rhythm that is masterful of a writer who is a true ambassador of Zimbabwean poetry.

Welldone Jabulani

Nana Ofosu Agyemang said...

The poet in fewer words have painted a message of revival that beats on the ear of the dead sons of the land. Well done JAbulani