Darwin's Mistake

Three monkeys sat in a coconut tree

Discussing things as they're said to be.

Said one to the others, "Now listen, you two,

There's a certain rumour that can't be true,


That man descended from our noble race.

That very idea is a disgrace.

No monkey ever deserted his wife,

Starved her babies or ruined her life.


And another thing you will never see,

A monk build a fence round a coconut tree,

And let the coconuts go to waste,

Forbidding all other monks to taste.


If I 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 in a stew,


And 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."


Author unknown. If anyone has a proprietary interest in this story please authenticate and I will be happy to credit, or remove, as the circumstances dictate.


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