Friday, August 5, 2011

Monkey Is Eight (Humor in Short Story Slam Week 7)



Monkey is eight,
Already, he has gained too much weight.
“No more coconut juice,
Water is the only drink you can choose.”
Mom says.
“No more banana pies,
Cut off those French fries.”
Dad cries.
“What about a story party near a beach,
and a safari in a jungle?”
Monkey gives his mumble.
Under a coconut tree,
Where space is open and free,
A family of three
can hardly agree.
They have NO fun
Until they spy a hunter with a gun,
“Run!”
Without hesitation, three monkeys start to run
Under the baking sun…As the hunter is nowhere to be seen,
Three monkeys begin to grin…
“Truce” wins over “truth”,
Monkey smiles, showing a missing tooth.





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33 comments:

ourlifeinaclick.blogspot.com said...

Thanks for stopping by!! Cute story!

lissa said...

cute tale. thanks for your visit.

I hope you have a lovely day.

aprons & Old lace said...

I love your George picture. We love "Curious, Curious, Curious George" around here. I love your story. Going to read it to my 3 year old. I bet he'll get a kick out of it.
Thanks for stoppping by.
Aprons & Old Lace

Amanda said...

VERY sweet. :)

welcome to my world of poetry said...

Loved the tale, most enjoyable.

Yvonne.

bendedspoon said...

Monkey with a missing tooth, cute! :)

MISH said...

A cute monkey and loved the tale ... gave me a good chuckle ... !

Jyoti Mishra said...

awesome n cute..
I loved it :)

Marbles in My Pocket said...

cute and funny, Jingle!

Neni said...

nice poem... i like this line: “Truce” wins over “truth”,

Gigi Ann said...

What a cute Monkey Tail, opps TALE...

e.a.s. demers said...

LOL... how very sweet! Wonderful little poem :-)

Gandhali said...

hey you changed your name!

pure2core said...

Superb write indeed... Excellent one.. enjoyed it.

Someone is Special said...

very cute tale.. ~ Happy Frendship Day ~

Someone is Special

Madeleine Begun Kane said...

That was a fun one!

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

Cute Monkey verses!

Blessings & Aloha!
Thank you for stopping by...& Oh my yes...I dont think I am brave enough to parachute :o)

booguloo said...

Cute and funny!

Jenny said...

What a perfectly cute little poem!

Love the imagery here!

Thanks for the smile!

And thank you for linking.

A+

ds said...

Too cute!

jaanpehchaan said...

This was quite funny, accompanied by the funny image.

seasideauthor said...

Really a great little tale! Makes you wish you could freeze kids at that age.

Jessica Prescott said...

Very cute little story!

Paula Tohline Calhoun said...

Loved this story/poem! Great fun - especially for beginning readers! They will really identify with that monkey!

Victoria said...

Very fun post. No more banana pies? Darn!

abthomas said...

Too cute! Great presentation!

Andy said...

What a fun post!

Thanks for sharing & for stopping by.

blackswanpoetry said...

great story for the kids.

Anonymous said...

This poem made me smile! 'Fun poem. clever too!

California Ink in Motion said...

Your story made me smile. good and fun poem!

Jack Edwards Poetry said...

Mad me laugh. Good poem.

respectandacceptance said...

Thoroughly enjoyable read. The picture goes very well with it

the critics said...

LOVED IT WONDERFULLY RHYMING