She dances to the beat of  her drum.

As the beat changes so do her steps.

She is careless while she dances

Moving her hips side to side

Craving for touch and love

She seduces the stars making them yearn for her physique


But too quick she becomes distrait

Hearing outside beats excluding that of her drum

She pauses to hear them again

But they seem to be pandemonium rather than harmony

She turns her back towards the rumpus and strains her ears

To see if there could be any melody in them but there was none


Consequently, she begins to dance like a non-compos mentis

Dancing to the sound of the hullabaloo

Rather than the polyphony of the drum

Her thoughts start to waver


She starts to dance like a lunatic

To every beat and sound

Changing her body movement

Bending and genuflecting like one who is possessed

She stands up with one of her knees bent

and the other on the floor like a curling snake

Then she turns her back and sees her greatest enemy







5 thoughts on “Deviated” by Adanna Otuechere (@Ada123)

  1. Ufuoma Otebele (@ufuomaotebele)


    Ada, let me be one with the mind that wrote this piece.

    1. Adanna Otuechere (@Ada123)

      lol@ufuomaotebele thanks. I feel delighted you enjoyed my piece. It takes D3 to be able to be an effective and efficient writer. The sky is our limit!!!

  2. Vanessa's writings (@Vanessa)

    This poem struck a chord in me. You wrote it so well. Girl, you are good! Thumbs up.

  3. Adanna Otuechere (@Ada123)

    lol,thanks @vanessa yours too are amazzzzzzziingg! Thanks for all your encouragements. I admire the way you work with time, a role model to all. Despite your busy schedule u are still able to create space for writing, school and other stuffs. Your time management skill is awesome, guess I have to borrow some!

  4. Dear Adanna Otuechere, your poem is absolutely lovely.

    I like the brevity and the manner with which you clearly describe the dancer and the dances; the manner with which you describe the change of music from harmonious to chaotic.

    Your diction and use of enjambment and other figures of speech are cool.

    Keep up the good work.

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