Poetry With A Mission

...a thought provoking poetical exercise.


Monkey Business

Listen, Mister Chimpanzee, what’s all this monkey business that’s going on here?
You taking to poetry by the look of things, and I just don’t think that’s fair.
You may well be clever, but better leave the poetry side of things to me,
And chomp on that banana of yours; it’s very good brain food, actually.

I know that you’re good with syllables given those various sounds that you make,
But hey, when it comes to poetry, I just don’t think that’s the path you should take.
And to be frank, I can’t see you pulling it off, it far too hi-brow for you,
And all you’d ever write about would be monkey business, and that wouldn’t do.

By Lance Landall

The poem above replaces an older one which had the same name but
has since been upgraded, renamed and been placed elsewhere.