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 Can You Hear the Drums Beating


 


I can hear the drums beating


When I lie in bed at night


All alone


Their sounds run through me


Reminding me


Reminding me of a simpler life


A time when man and nature lived together 


As one


The spirits walked through the forest


And we knew them by name


They spoke to us


And we listened


Now they simply choke on what we call air


They wonder if we have forgotten


For our words are foreign to them now


As are our names


White Horse and Running Bear


Have become Bill or Ted


Yet we still remain their children


Their last hope


Yes


I can still hear the drums beating


When I lie in bed at night


All alone


And they are beating in all of us


We may not recognize them as we used to


We might just mistake them


Mistake them


For the beating of our hearts


 


Ed Roberts 5/24/02



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Can You Hear the Drums Beating