Mocking the theory of evolution (poetry)

The author of this poem is unknown to me. I remember during my elementary school days being read this poem by a teacher who preferred the Biblical story of creation. This poem is an interesting example of the use of humor to persuade.

The monkeys viewpoint

Three monkeys sat is a cocoanut tree

Discussing things as theyre said to be.

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

Theres a certain rumor that cant be true,

That man descends from our noble race –

The very idea is a disgrace.

No monkey ever deserted his wife,

Starved her babies and ruined her life;

And youve never knwon a mother monk

To leave her abies with others to bunk,

Or to pass them on from one to another

Til they scarcely know who is their mother.

And another thing youll never see –

A monk build a fence round a cocoanut tree

And let the cocanuts go to waste,

Forbidding all other monks to taste.

Wy, if I put a fence around this tree,

Starvation would froce you to steal from me.

Heres another thing a monk wont do –

Go out at night and get on a stew,

Or use a gun to rlub or knife

To take some other monkeys life;

Yes, man descended – the ornery cusss –

But, brother, he didnt descend from us!

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