BEAT NOT THE DRUMS…

Beat not the drums of hate,
For though it sounds nice the ears,
And the legs dance to it,
You shall trip and fall by its beat.
Beat not the drums of war
For the riddling sounds of bullets
And the deafening noise of bombs
Leave the heart sorrowful,
And the soul, mournful.
The sounds of joy turn to ode;
The music the soul enjoys becomes a dirge,
Play not the melody that invites ghosts
Sing not the song that awakens death
Lest the sun’s light is as darkness
And the eyes see no more blue skies
For lips hummed to the drums of hate
And mouths sung the song of war
Beat not the drums of hate;
Beat not the drums of war…

(c) Chukwudi I.

Posted in: life, Poetry, Poetry

Tagged as: , , , , , , ,

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.