Monday, December 10, 2012

KEEP MOVING ON


keep moving on
I say
keep moving on
I hear
these grooving songs,
rhythm of earth's movement playing tap-dance with your feet
keep moving on

tap-dance with your feet

tap
pataptapatap
tap

like a rolling pebble
fling-ed off free fingers
tossing on the streets
bouncing off asphalt
bouncing like a rebel
rolling under moving cars
rolling through bike spokes
and off through the motor policeman's legs
swift slow swirl swift soul spell

tap
pataptapatap
tap

keep grooving on

like gazelles grazing
on shrub-lands at dawn
when the sun kisses greying grains
where lions dens are dense
keep moving on
like a lion's dance
before pouncing on its prey
breeze aligning mane

keep
moving
on

like a slum kid with heat rashes
all over a body battered by life's hardships
wakes up in a 6 by 6 packed with 14 siblings
searching for a candle to light his path
earphones hanging from his ears
intersecting with a left eye tear
and ride slow jams

and tap-dance with his feet
tap-dance with his feet

tap
pataptapatap
tap


he's singing
same time praying in his head
he's singing
praying his music
would top the list
and be the hit of the year
playing his music
beat vibrating off his soul
moving

like a slum kid musician's tear

keep moving on

like a beach side black boy
biceps like blown balloons
clinging to a coconut tree, climbing
like a child onto full breasts
he slices off a stalk like a dance
balancing boldly
breaking it open to take a looooong sip
flings off the roughage
and starts sliding back south

brave-heart beautiful
grooving on
even when the mood is wrong
he sets sail with his heart

sets snail-step sways
on ocean floors on earth's palate
plated under water
plop!
pasted over water like a stamp
enveloping faith
surfing with a piece of plastic
like a dance
moving on

keep moving on

even when echoes become walls
and rebound efforts into nulls
even in a free fall
floored, flee all, fly for fortune,
find freedom
do not fade into the future

keep
moving
on

(c)kw 01122012

2 comments:

  1. very musical poetry. Would love to hear it performed.
    Tight alliterations too

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