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Monkey Business

Updated on June 3, 2022
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Artist, actor, poet, teacher, songwriter & actor with 4,000 poems & almost 1,000 songs written, performed recorded & published on line.

Our Forefathers? I doubt it

We might monkey around as humans but monkeys aren't the key to the evolution of people.

Monkey Business.

I never did put 
much stock in evolution.
if I did I would have had 
a house full of monkeys, 
freed by my own hand 
from the local Zoo, 
just in case any of them 
were long lost distant relatives,
I took a bloody nose 
in the seventh grade 
from my science teacher, 
he told us we were all 
evolved from apes.
I raised my hand and said,
maybe your ancestors were 
evolved from monkeys,
but mine weren't.
He took offence 
and in a very ape-like way,
backhanded my nose.
then it was off to the boys room,
with me in tow 
his voice full of apology,
as we paper toweled 
my martyrdom to creationism.
I monkeyed around a lot
when I was a kid,
climbed scores of trees, 
and probably ate at least
72 pounds of bananas,
but my only contact with primates
was Magilla Gorilla
every saturday morning
on cartoons.
Besides if Adam And 
Eve were monkeys
they would have had a heck 
of a lot more kids then two.
I personally think the monkeys and apes
would find it a bit insulting to be 
lumped together with man,
what with our propensity to be so
violent and untribelike,
Although I always did see
a true resembalence
to a furrowed orangutang's brow, 
whenever Donald trump
got up to speak.
So who knows?
maybe some segment of our society,
actually was descended from apes,
I say stop desecrating the graves
of two million year old prehistorians,
let them rest in pieces,
poor Lucy's been handled more then
Bill Clinton's little black book.
We need to start examining what's inside
our own skulls and 
become more like the monkeys,
tribelike and caring for each other
right down to picking the fleas
of of our homeless with some good
medical help and a place to stay 
that's not a box or a cage.

© 2009 Matthew Frederick Blowers III


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