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The Howler Monkey
by Ronald W. Hull

Sunday, March 28, 2004
Rated "PG" by the Author.
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Started as a nonsense exercise in rhyme, ...


The Howler Monkey


The howler monkey howls,
For sure you're gonna die.
Dead man walking,
And doesn't know why.

Norman Mailer's writing,
About "A fire on the Moon."
It's just a metaphor,
For getting there too soon.

"Bye, bye, Miss American Pie, ..."
Don McLean's classic tune.
The howler monkey howled,
And the music died at noon.

And the tankers sailed to Jihad,
To oil the spoils of war.
To anger gods within us,
So many times before.

The howler monkey howls,
As his home is cut down.
But we do not hear him,
There's no music on the Moon.

Copyright 2004 © Ronald W. Hull

3/27/04

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Reviewed by Anna Marie Fritz (Reader) 3/29/2004
This is a brilliant piece of poetry, Ron!!!
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 3/28/2004
Clever and creative write, Ron! Enjoyed much~

(((HUGS))) and much love, your Texas friend, Karen Lynn. :D
Reviewed by E T Waldron 3/28/2004
Excellent similies Ronald! The kind of write that makes the mind ponder answers!Wish we had some;-)
Reviewed by Floria Kelderhouse (Reader) 3/28/2004
This was enjoyable to read...
creative...floria
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 3/28/2004
This is haunting.....but very good!!

Yes this could make a great story!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Sandie Angel 3/28/2004
Great write Ron!

~ Sandie Angel a.k.a. May Lu ~
Reviewed by Evelyn Simon 3/28/2004
Sounds like a great bestselling story to me. You should write
a thriller.
Reviewed by George Carroll 3/28/2004
nice one



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