Jackie Hamilton

Rookie (May 7th,1992 / Toronto, Ontario)

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1. How To Play A Poem 12/24/2005

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How To Play A Poem

It’s definitely not a bass guitar,
And not a saxophone,
It can’t be hit like a set of drums,
Or slide like a trombone.
It doesn’t bong like bongos do,
And doesn’t go “toot, toot”,
It doesn’t ring like cymbals do,
And can’t sound like a flute.
You have to stroke it gracefully,
Even gentler than a harp,
It can’t have any flat notes,
And none that hit a sharp.
You don’t need metal, brass or wood,
It might even turn out horrific,
That’s if you make it difficult,
Maybe you should keep it simplistic.
So as you can see,
it doesn’t take ...

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