Shawn L. Bird

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poem-bongo birthday July 7, 2015

Filed under: Poetry — Shawn L. Bird @ 9:50 am
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I want bongos for my birthday

beat beat beat

Oh I want them in the worst way

beat beat beat

Listen to the poets

go at the words

Have you heard their thoughts curled



about their heads?

Those poets glow, man

beat beat beat

I wanna go find some bongos, man

Find the beat

fire the heat

be complete with the time, the rhyme,

Oh so sublime

beat beat beat

Bongos, man.




(My birthday was this week.  I did NOT get bongos.  Boo hoo.)

(Or a beret or tight black pants, though that’s probably for the best).


32 Responses to “poem-bongo birthday”

  1. migueltio Says:

    Love this, can I play along with my congas? 🙂

  2. uriahheep111 Says:

    Nice rhythm and beats(no pun intended).

  3. atimetoshare Says:

    Happy birthday … Beat, beat, beat!

  4. Awwwwhh…. Happy belated birthday shawn!!! Hope you had a good one..
    Ooh yes!! Sending bongos right away 😁❤️

  5. Feileaca Says:

    Happy Birthday! Can I come along and play with a tambourine?

  6. Happy Belated Birthday, with bongos, man- I mean ma’am. 😀

  7. hakeem Says:

    Happy birthday 🙂

  8. matt Says:

    Happy birthday! I love the sound of bongos as well. There’s always next year 😊

  9. Belated happy birthday! I can almost hear the bongos in this poem – sorry you didn’t get any! (Huh!!!)

  10. burstnbubbles Says:

    Happy belated!

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