The drum beat wakes up the now
without our past being forgotten.
It speaks straight to an artist’s mind
and it riles up the downtrodden.
It reflects the panic of a soul
that’s been asleep for too long.
It forces a fool to make a move
before their moment is gone.
It is a song before it’s sung:
before a tune makes it pretty.
It is the core of who we are.
It is the culture of cities.
It is the weapon of a poet:
those who seek shall be given.
Some people’s words don’t always rhyme
but every life has a rhythm.
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