The monkey's point of view - a funny poem

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“Gotta love it”

Since: Sep 08

Georgia

#1 Aug 27, 2009
I came across this humorous poem & thought I'd share it - author unknown......

Three monkeys sat in a cocnut tree,
Discussing matters as they ought to be.

Said one to the others, "now listen, you two,
There's a certain rumor that can't be true;

That man descended from our noble race.
The very idea is a disgrace.

No monkey ever deserted his wife,
Starved her babies and ruined her life.

And you've never known a mother monk
to leave her babies with others to bunk,

Or pass them on from one to the other
'til they scarely know who is their mother.

And another thing you'll never see-
A monkey build a fence around a coconut tree.

And let the coconuts go to waste,
to keep others monkeys from having a taste.

Why, if I put a fence around a tree,
Starvation would force you to steal from me.

And here's something else a monkey won't do-
Go out at night and get on a stew;

Or use a gun, a club or knife
To take some other monkey's life.

Yes, man descended, the ornery cuss-
BUT BROTHER, HE DIDN'T DESCEND FROM US !!!!!"
sugarkane

Gainesville, GA

#2 Aug 28, 2009
very good TMM .
dream catcher

Cary, NC

#3 Aug 28, 2009
TMM, great post. Thanks for sharing.

“Gotta love it”

Since: Sep 08

Georgia

#4 Aug 28, 2009
Thanks, guys
Javalover

Fitzgerald, GA

#5 Aug 29, 2009
Excellent. Thanks for sharing it, TMM! I've long agreed with Mark Twain's assessment of animals (dogs in particular):

"Heaven is decided on favor. If it went on merit, your dog would get in and you would stay out."

"If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and a man."

Sadly, I'd have to agree with both your Monkey Tale and this S.L.C. quote:

"Of all the creatures, man is the most detestable. Of the entire brood, he is the only one that possesses malice. He is the only creature that inflicts pain for sport, knowing it to be pain. The fact that man knows right from wrong proves his intellectual superiority to the other creatures; but the fact that he can do wrong proves his moral inferiority to any creature that cannot. "

“Gotta love it”

Since: Sep 08

Georgia

#6 Aug 29, 2009
Javalover wrote:
Excellent. Thanks for sharing it, TMM! I've long agreed with Mark Twain's assessment of animals (dogs in particular):
"Heaven is decided on favor. If it went on merit, your dog would get in and you would stay out."
"If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and a man."
Sadly, I'd have to agree with both your Monkey Tale and this S.L.C. quote:
"Of all the creatures, man is the most detestable. Of the entire brood, he is the only one that possesses malice. He is the only creature that inflicts pain for sport, knowing it to be pain. The fact that man knows right from wrong proves his intellectual superiority to the other creatures; but the fact that he can do wrong proves his moral inferiority to any creature that cannot. "
I'm with you, J - we could learn a lot from our furry friends
Janette

Brethren, MI

#7 Jan 10, 2014
I heard this poem when I was a teen( now I'm a great grandmother) I lost this poem years ago but it has stuck with me all my life. Thank you for sharing this. I will now save this copy for all to hear. Thanks again.
Pete

Columbus, GA

#8 Jan 10, 2014
Have you ever seen what happens when rival monkey tribes fight? The male monkeys go for the baby monkeys first then crush their baby monkey skulls with one bite and the mother monkey holds onto the dead baby monkey body for days.

What was that about humans being inhumane and detestable again?
Thanks

Ford City, PA

#9 Jan 10, 2014
Pete wrote:
Have you ever seen what happens when rival monkey tribes fight? The male monkeys go for the baby monkeys first then crush their baby monkey skulls with one bite and the mother monkey holds onto the dead baby monkey body for days.
What was that about humans being inhumane and detestable again?
You're a smart one... I like you... Good post...:)
We have souls... It's what makes us different from animals, and makes us all the same, as each other... We did not descend from apes or monkeys, or there would be no monkeys or apes... And even when we do wrong against each other, if you are not evil... Then we feel bad... Even if we don't admit it...:(
Animals don't and won't... Not because they're evil, because they're soulless...
I believe there are still more good people, than evil, here on Earth... And God doesn't make mistakes... There is no creation more beautiful, than a good hearted person... And why we are forgiven so many times, before we die... Jesus was perfect...
And he was just a man, just like us... ;)*just sayin*
Thanks for the good post....
InfoMan

Ashburn, GA

#10 Jan 10, 2014
Would the monkeys fence in their coconut trees if they had planted them?
Ailyn Pasandalan

Davao City, Philippines

#11 May 4, 2014
What moral lesson can get from the poem the monkeys
nhorodin angcolo

Davao City, Philippines

#12 May 4, 2014
What is the moral lesson can get in poem the monkeys

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