Humorous Poem

Hey party people

Wrote this in 7th grade and received a 78 percent for writing "incorrectly" about our government? It was just a joke... tell me whatchu thinkin

Featured Shared Story

Sawyer Sewell. This poem simplifies the struggles of modern day man globally. It's by random chance that I was illustrating the moral of this poem from another side of the world and I got...

Read complete story

Share your story!

Monkey In The Middle

©

Published: October 2008

There once was a monkey in a city's zoo,
who dreamed of the outside sun.
He did like hitting kids with poo,
but he felt that that's been done.

So he climbed out in the middle of night,
and explored through the cities streets.
He stopped when it was turning light
And felt he wanted to eat.

That poor monkey needed cash
to afford his exotic meals.
But his stomach led him to the trash,
where he ate a cube of butter and apple peels.

If he wanted to eat, he needed a job,
to pay for the food on his tummy.
So he asked many snobs,
but each time he left without money.

He tried to be an actor,
but found out he couldn't sing or cry.
He had the smarts to be a politician,
but found out he couldn't lie.

None one wanted his application.
No one gave him a chance.
Some were scared because he was from another nation.
Other because he didn't own pants.

He only found one job,
that paid food and shelter instead of wages.
All he was asked to do,
was to sit inside steel cages,
and dream of the outside sun.

Advertisement

Advertisement

  • Stories 3
  • Shares 153
  • Favorited 4
  • Votes 482
  • Rating 3.62
Has this poem touched you? Share your story!
  • Phethego by Phethego, South Africa
  • 5 years ago

Sawyer Sewell. This poem simplifies the struggles of modern day man globally.
It's by random chance that I was illustrating the moral of this poem from another side of the world and I got writer's block after drawing.
I stumbled across your simple poem somehow!
And put the two together, like a backpack and spine.
Please check it out.

  • Jonathan Stroud by Jonathan Stroud
  • 7 years ago

Wow, although it is riddled with jokes the core of this poem is actually a brilliant piece. It has embedded humor and surprising depth, qualities similar to a Shel Silverstein poem. Thank you, I enjoyed finding this.

  • Jasmine Wiley by Jasmine Wiley
  • 8 years ago

This poem is very funny kudos to you Sawyer Sewell. Now it's my turn to do a silly poem.
Zoo for you
Roses are red
Violets are blue
Monkeys like you should be in a zoo
Don't worry you'll find me there too
Not in a cage but laughing at you.

Back to Top