Three Monkeys Agree ‘Tis Man’s Disgrace! (A Proverbial Wisdom Poem)

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

The following is a poem via an unknown author that discusses 3 Monkeys and their observation of humans.

Three Monkeys Poem

Three monkeys sat in a coconut tree
Discussing things as they are said to be

Said one to the others, “Now listen, you two,
There’s a rumor around that can’t be true

That man descended from our noble race
The very idea is a great disgrace.”

“No monkey has ever deserted his wife
Starved her babies and ruined her life

And you’ve never known a mother monk
To leave her babies with others to bunk

Or pass from one on to another
Till they scarcely knew who is their mother.”

“Here’s another thing a monkey won’t do
Go out at night and get in a stew

Or use a gun or club or knife
To take some other monkey’s life

Yes, man descended, the ornery cuss
“But, brother, he didn’t descend from us.”

CyberParent thanks Bob Anderson for his contribution to the Abuse Web

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