A Little Humor


  The Descent of Man  (Not by Darwin, but by the Monkeys)


Two monkeys sat in a coconut tree, 

Discussing things as they’re said to be. 

Said one to the other, “Now listen you, 

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 or 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 another, 

Till they scarcely know who is their mother;


And another thing you’ll never see 

Is a monk build a fence ‘round a coconut tree, 

And let the coconuts go to waste, 

Forbidding others to have a taste. 

If I’d put a fence around this tree, 

Starvation would force you to steal from me.


Here’s another thing a monk won’t do, 

Go out at night and get on a stew, 

And use a gun or club or knife 

To take some other monkey’s life. 

Yes, man descended, that ornery cuss, 

But, brother, he didn’t descend from us.”


Author Unknown

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