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My Famous African Flute

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My Famous African Flute

Even the bravest warrior cannot stand ground
at the sound of your breathtaking tune
Your melody stirs up a wrestler, down for the count
You entice the cobra by your shape and blues

You’re famous for your unique stylistic wonder sounds
that emits freedom, liberty, equality, unity and harmony
bonding our common heritage straddling across towns
and binding our diversity on the mortar of your symphony.

You make fighters rise from a standing start with your tune
Through their hearts, you spread your irreplaceable rhythms
reminding them always of their personal charms when you hum
and igniting in their minds the fire of dying a hero of their myths

When the drum beats, the music sounds, at the folklore
You, my famous African flute, stir my soul from being lovelorn

Copyright © Chuma Okonkwo

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  1. Date: 2/9/2013 7:32:00 AM
    Many congratulations Chuma xx

  1. Date: 2/8/2013 8:47:00 PM
    Chuma, :-) Congratulations with your wonderful win in Heather's "Famous Art" poetry contest. *Goodnight~LINDA

  1. Date: 2/8/2013 5:02:00 PM
    what a nice one on the african flutes, Chuma. An inspired poem.Congrats on your win.

  1. Date: 2/8/2013 2:39:00 PM
    Great work, Chuma!! Very nice! Congratulations on your win in Heather's contest! Ruben.

  1. Date: 2/8/2013 1:18:00 PM
    You have crafted such a unique and powerful sonnet! I really enjoyed reading this one - and loved the way you set it up as an ode of sorts, addressing the flute directly. Congratulations on your win in my contest!