MAGIC DRUM

(A TONGUE DRUM FOR EVERYONE)

A sense of Tingsha,

Tibetan prayer bells

Or the feeling one gets

Sitting by the sea

Feeling the negativity

Fading and leaving

Our thoughts free

Or a tolling of

The deeper tongues

An Edgar Allan Poe

Moment of mystery

From his Bells poem

All these feelings

Wrap me

Warmly

As I play my drum

Sending loving tones

To the aethers

Remembering the possibility

That life does not have to be

Hatred, misery

It can be tweaked

Even as we remain

Always vigilant

Yes

But the tones reserve a place

For compassion and hope

Enriching our life’s space

As I play my drum

Thinking

Let the sunshine in…

© 2021 Clarissa Simmens (ViataMaja)

IMAGE: Magic Drum