"Sound of Afrika"

Bertha Knox Gilkey Pamoja Prep Academy
@ Cole
St. Louis City, MO

“Dust earth drums/beat the falling rain.
Now whisper murmur/louder strain.”

Slender, Slander drumsticks/ancient drum
Beat mellow music/bidding life to come.

Chords of earth awakened/notes of greening spring.
Rise and fall triumphantly/over everything.

Slim, Silvery drumsticks/beat long tattoo.
“God, the great musician,”/calling life anew.