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Monkeys On My Back

Updated on November 14, 2010

Monkeys monkeys climbing, clinging on for dear life

We all have them, waiting and needing, burdens and strife

I threw a few off and was chased by many more

Go away monkeys, you I’m trying to ignore!

They are relentless and determined it’s true

Numbers are building, to hell with this there’s a queue!

I am defeated into humble submission

Okay I submit, but please at least listen!

One at a time, wait, my back is horrendously bent

I’ll stroke your backs once your off, if you promise no more are sent?

The party on my back is a little too frantic

So let’s calm it down now, sorry not being pedantic

So there you go monkey, you were the biggest of the clan

Can’t say it was a pleasure, sorry not a big fan

The weight is lifting, just little ones left

Easy now, they are going, am I feeling bereft?

I won’t miss you, I’m already feeling lighter

Here’s a kiss though goodbye, you little blighters!

Have fun on your travels, I wish you the best

Take care, don’t come back soon, please take a rest!


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    • Dawn71 profile image

      Dawn71 6 years ago from UK

      Thanks Scarface :)

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      Scarface1300 6 years ago

      We all carry a few Monkeys on our back I think... Good work...

    • Dawn71 profile image

      Dawn71 7 years ago from UK

      Thanks Stan...yeah those monkeys tend to get around. ;)

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      Stan Fletcher 7 years ago from Nashville, TN

      This was very good poetry and something I can relate to well.....

    • chinafood profile image

      chinafood 7 years ago from china

      When you translate from English into Chinese poetry, when it actually still poetic

    • Dawn71 profile image

      Dawn71 7 years ago from UK

      okmom, really appreciate your comment hon, inspires me! x

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      Dawn71 7 years ago from UK

      Rosie, thanks so much! Of course I'll be your friend :) x

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      Donna Oliver 7 years ago from Midwest, U.S.A.

      Wonderful poem! Your talent shines through, please keep writing.

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      Rosie Rose 7 years ago from Toronto, Canada

      Hi Dawn71, Omg! this is funny and awesome! I haven't tried poetry for a while.. well, because I stink in poetry. But I like your style. Keep on writing!

      I am you fan now. Will you be my friend too?

      Have a nice day

      Please don't say nay

      ok that's it for me. lol