The dance saved for the last fight

Picture gotten from-Trust territory

Were we the maiden’s girls?

or just mermaids covered with horse tails?

The goat only bleated once

but twice, there was neither a sound or an ounce

Hurry! babe with those cracking feet

so we could bury their guns and soak their teeth

It’s you who waved defeat to come

and sorrows not done for an untold storm.

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I sent my word to the atheist

for his ignorant and rags of pants that frown to exist

I called for a bellow in agony

in exchange for their petty naiveness not money

How many laterns glowed in their caves?

not to talk of their wails, tweets and raves

when would the drummers call the gong man?

so we would dance and dance till night and still tan.

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I love the sound of silence

the face we give when in need of its pence

sunsets made us believe. In what?

Parallel token given with tips and a dot

Sing with pride and  white men would dance

Sing alone and ebony would leave you a glance

would you rather I sat here?

near, far or there?

So I could watch the night

and do the dance saved for the last fight.

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Dyna Ekwueme Copyright, 2015.

 

 

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4 thoughts on “The dance saved for the last fight

  1. noblethemes November 28, 2015 / 3:49 am

    Beautiful ~ well versed, fluid, and poignant. Thank you for sharing your creative talent in this unique poem!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. coolestcharlie December 27, 2015 / 7:25 am

    beautiful piece. the expression of one’s magnificent thoughts.

    Liked by 1 person

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