LOUD WHISPERS: Dance and Let Dance

Dance and let dance

You own your rythm

Live and let live

Your life is your own

Eat and let eat

As long as it is your food

Sleep and let sleep

As long as it is with your eyes

Why not Dance and let dance?

What quarrel should I have with your legs?

Your arms? Your waist? Why should the twist of your hips bother me so?

Is it the joy I see in your eyes?

The orgasmic ecstasy I see in every movement of your body?

The sense that you do not care?

People think you do not care

Not about the rivers of blood flowing through the country

The screams of the tortured

The wails of those who mourn

The silent cries of the voiceless

The diseases that have arrived and those on the way

It does not matter what they think

Think and let think

Care and let care

Dance and let dance

Azonto, Shoki, Shaku Shaku, Zanku, Gbese

Whichever way your body wants to move

Only you can take it there

The peace we seek

The sanity we yearn for

The wisdom that eludes us

Can only come from within

From our love, passion, creativity, courage, selflessness, freedom, gratitude and all those things that bring us alive

It cannot be policed, censored or controlled

That right there is the problem

We leave real problems and manufacture crisis where none exists

We leave the leprosy patient to chase after the sufferer of ring worm

No matter how many storms rage or how hard the rain falls, the sun still shows up

Dance and let dance

We are not judges

We are not the jury of life

Dance your own dance

Share your own joy or keep it to yourself

Let it be your right

Don’t tell others when, how, why or where to dance

Dance and let dance

Dance like David

Dance like the devil himself

Who cares?

When we all get to the gates of heaven, we will be asked

How many times we were kind, how many wounds we healed and how many tears we wiped away

We will be asked about the screams, wails and cries and what we did to help

No one will ask how many times we danced

Let us think about this and prepare our answers

In other words, let us mind our own business

Dance and let dance

See, my moves are slicker than yours!





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15 Responses to LOUD WHISPERS: Dance and Let Dance

  1. Olakunle Olajide February 21, 2020 at 6:01 pm

    This is apt. Only if we can let everyone be themselves, we would leave a happier life. I will dance and let others dance.

  2. DSEED February 22, 2020 at 1:17 pm

    People should just learn how to mind their own business. Then concentrate on the matter that matters. Do your things and let others do theirs. Only God knows who makes them judge over others.

  3. Hope Nwakwesi February 23, 2020 at 5:01 pm

    If we could learn that each step of our dance irrespective of the moves are the strings of the creation and in that look not unto ithers in rival but to the creator with hope and confident of finding the space, our place.

  4. Bisi Alawode February 24, 2020 at 11:16 am

    In summary, everybody gba ju omo aye e… No dey do busy body.

  5. Veronica Imaseun February 24, 2020 at 11:27 am

    we need to understand that people should be allowed to be who they want to be and exhibit their opinions without being forced. I wish everyone would understand the need to allow people to be self-willed even when it negates our belief systems

  6. Cordelia James February 24, 2020 at 11:28 am

    find your path and pursue it and you will allow every other person dance their dance.

  7. Yemisi Falade February 24, 2020 at 11:29 am

    Mind ya business! Opin Cinema ni yen o.

  8. Jerry February 24, 2020 at 11:33 am

    Live and let live. Dance and let dance. Life is easy.

  9. Ayodele Joseph February 24, 2020 at 4:33 pm

    Live and let live. Dance and let dance. Dance in your own way and let me dance in my own way.

  10. Lara Imhomoh February 24, 2020 at 10:08 pm

    Awesome! More grease to your elbow.

  11. Femi Diipo February 26, 2020 at 4:31 pm

    Yeah right, the issue of dance, what to dance, how and where to dance should not become a national issue. We should all know better and have better things to discuss and deal with.

  12. Jerry February 26, 2020 at 4:47 pm

    Absolutely correct.

  13. Lupita February 26, 2020 at 4:49 pm

    May we always be ready to allow people to do their thing.

  14. Cecilia Andrews February 26, 2020 at 4:50 pm


  15. Eric Onuoha March 2, 2020 at 12:46 am

    While we dance our dance, let’s endeavour to help others in our own capacity


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