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The Beat

I move my hips to the beat

Courting my youth with the feel

Of freedom

Letting lose the spirit within

Breaking down the borders

The confines in my head

As I dig into the beat

Breathing in

Digging in

Feeling it

This beat,

Danced to by the women

Just before they were women

As girls,

Ripe and ready

Supple breasts

Moving rhythmically

To this beat

Calling to them

Wooing them to womanhood

The beat that teases the soul

But strengthens it still

The beat that sees beyond

All that’s been instilled

That special beat

Of crossing over

Moving on

I move my hips to the beat

Courting my youth with the feel

Of freedom

Letting lose the spirit within

Breaking down the borders

The confines in my head

As I dig into the beat

Breathing in

Digging in

Feeling it

I move my hips to the beat

©Wanjiku Mwaurah 2010

One comment on “The Beat

  1. Otieno-Adipo
    July 5, 2010

    Wanjiku E…A but make it A plus, only that poetry cannot be edited, I would have done just that.
    adipoetry, veritas intra est!

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