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On Playing The Bongos

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Whenever I hold the double bongos,

I can’t resist playing

I love to hear that sound

I can’t wait to get started,

sometimes I must be told to stop
It’s such a beautiful instrument,
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Kaye Cee 29 July 2008
Vince, I had no idea. Now I understand the poem. It's great. But watch the calluses on your hands.
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Kaye Cee 28 July 2008
I enjoyed your poem. In a short story I am shopping around, I have a man playing the bongos and tom-toms (I think) and smoking Cuban cigars. So I reacted to this poem. I think this is up to the writer to choose: you use the passive voice a lot. Like the word 'is.' This is great if you want to write in a conversational tone. For example, Active voice: 'Learning to play can amount to a noisy and painful undertaking./So request permission before starting.' But that's up to you. You may hear a rhythm in your head and want to keep it that way. Again, I appreciated it.
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