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Curious George: A Poem

Updated on November 27, 2013

A True Story


I was in Mexico

at a beach on the bay,

when I spotted a gal

shaking a cage.


She stood and she shook

where an ape was displayed,

only to provoke the residents rage.


High on a boulder she gripped and she rattled,

until it approached and engaged her in battle.

An arm through the wire, it gripped on her hair.

It shook her, and yanked her, and people just stared.


I was stuck there in limbo, just shocked at the scene.

Listening, bloody murder as the young blonde screamed.

He pulled her so close with the strength of ten men,

until she slipped from the rock and then him.


She got up and brushed the dust from her shirt,

stared into the cage, cigarette butts in the dirt.

This was no George ,

No curious play.

When she saw this she ran,

and she still runs to this day.


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    • LVidoni5 profile imageAUTHOR

      Brian Loewer 

      6 years ago from Portland, Oregon

      Thanks a lot Terry... really appreciate it. You have an interesting profile, look forward to reading some of your hubs.

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      Terry Fatland 

      6 years ago from Southern California

      Very powerful poem. You have a great command of words.

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      V Qisya 

      6 years ago

      You're really good! I think I better go now before CG wakes up! lol

    • LVidoni5 profile imageAUTHOR

      Brian Loewer 

      6 years ago from Portland, Oregon

      Haha... man you crack me up. I really Appreciate it though, because I respect and enjoy your writings. I just pretend I know what I'm doing.

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      epigramman 

      6 years ago

      ...seriously you write as good as the day is long - and for everyone else - it's 24/7 but for you and your writing talent - it's 25/8 ......lake erie time ontario canada 1:40am

    • LVidoni5 profile imageAUTHOR

      Brian Loewer 

      6 years ago from Portland, Oregon

      Thanks for the comments... Ha yeah good warning just in case you randomly come across a large cage with an ape in it. Somehow I did. It was quite the experience, I must say.

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      instantlyfamily 

      6 years ago

      Liked it, a lot!

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      rjsadowski 

      6 years ago

      Useful. I guess that you should let sleeping apes lie.

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      chrisam01 

      6 years ago from Los Angeles, California, USA

      I feel like I've been warned after reading this. You captured a very striking visual image.

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