In addition to another poetic sampling to celebrate NaPoWriMo, I’m also bringing you the featured favorite word for this week. Cadence has always been one of my lost loved words because it’s inherent in all of speech. The beauty of music and poetry is usually illustrated by the power and passion of the rhythm and delivery.
So to pay homage to cadence, here is a poem I wrote called Chocolate Soul. Enjoy! Happy Friday!
Caramel covered lips
A cool autumn breeze
A lover’s kiss
An afternoon of bliss
An intense beat
Sultry hot heat
A pimp’s lust dance
A gamblers last chance
A hipsters prance
A child’s hungry wail
A ships lost sail
A warden’s infested jail
An African American’s side profile
An Italian’s smooth sleek style
Puerto Rico’s pumped up pride
Slapping five on the black-hand side
Indian’s land untouched, preserved
Africa’s history undisturbed
Malcolm & Martin resurrected
Racism, murder and war rejected
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