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