The Drums Speak

by Jacqui Miller

hear the drums speak!
djimbe and dun dun
griots of the dancing word say
do you not know there is healing in our rhythm?
sometimes we speak with a victorious, vibrating beat
sometimes we sing in a slow, sensuous moan
listen to us
if you listen, you will hear
and you will know how to love
let us call forth your spirit
as you dance
have your own personal conference with your Maker
we have something to say
and we want to speak through you
move with us
we won’t leave you
move with us
we won’t forsake you
move with us
we are always with you
we are rhythm
we are life
so do not deny us, do not deny our power
and never ever let us be placed as garbage
upon the heap of discarded history
for we have come
down through the ages
we have come
through yielded vessels
we have come
we have come to heal
we are here to bring peace and love

The Drums Speak by Jacqui Miller

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