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Darwin? Really?

10 August 2012, 15:38

‘Hello!’ said a monkey, snug in his cage

‘I know we look like one another.”

But he held up a book by Charles Darwin and said,

‘It seems that I’m my keeper’s brother.’

The other one looked at him, rolling his eyes

And said, ‘What an idjit you are!’

He picked up the book and looked at the photo

And swung himself up by a bar

‘You know, there might some truth in all this.’

As he studied the photo up close

‘He looks a lot like your cousin Mufafa

Except a he’s a lot more morose.’

‘Mufafa morose!?’ said the first in surprise

‘He’s the happiest monkey I know!’

‘I know,’ said the first monkey, shaking his head

‘But to him it would come as a blow.

To find out that all of these years have he’s been human

Or even worse, part of a chain

Or even much worse, be a link, just a link

The shame of it would cause much pain.’

The first one swung up to the perch near his friend

And together they studied the book

They turned their heads first this way up and then down

But no matter how earnest they’d look

The hair was like theirs, but the face it was not

And the ears were much smaller than theirs

And the hair on the face didn’t reach to the eyes

And the nose wasn’t covered in hairs

‘So this man, this Charles Darwin, says we weren’t created

By God, but then if that is true…’

He looked all around at the bars and his cage

‘Then we’re better off here at the zoo.’

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