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  Monkey see… Monkey do…
by Peter J. Oszmann
Saturday, June 25, 2005
Rated "G" by the Author.

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Show a chimp a bike and he will sure ride it well,

If you take him to your home in it he will dwell,

He’ll imitate, he’ll mock you, he’ll play peekaboo…

Monkey see… Monkey do… the whole world is a zoo…


Dress him like a human and he will play the part,

Sometimes it’s hard to tell humans and him apart…

Dressed, he would attract the crowds on Fifth Avenue,

Monkey see… Monkey do… the whole world is a zoo…


He looks well in movies on a “President’s” back,

He’s smart, he does not start a nuclear attack,

Chimps do not start warfare, but Presidents can do…

Monkey see… Monkey do… the whole world is a zoo…


Give him a paintbrush; he will splash around the paint…

Is it art d’you think?… Michelangelo would faint…

Monkey see… Monkey do… the whole world is a zoo…

…And who is making a big monkey out of you?…


© P. J. Oszmann (2005)

© Illustration Created in Photoshop (2005)





Recently a trained chimpanzee’s “paintings” were sold at an auction for £14,000.00.

Human “Abstract Art” - paint splashed haphazardly all over the canvas - sells equally well.

Monkey see…Monkey do… Who’s making monkeys out of all of us? Chimps? “Artists”? Art dealers? Presidents?…

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Reviewed by Chanti Niven 7/11/2005
I LOVED this! How true these words and what a great statement you make. The world is a funny place is it not?
Reviewed by Pier Tyler 7/3/2005
Profound. Thanks for sharing this with us.
Reviewed by Tracey L. O' Very (Reader) 7/2/2005
Excellent Poem. I love this you've taken a serious matter made it into a song almost as I was hearing a tune while I was reading this and you are Absolutely Correct. This would be a great teaching for children to learn from day one, Very awakening and 'memorable' something to carry throughout life. Would you really like the list of the names of who is me?? The Chimps know what to do or should I say not to do. (all animals do) Excellent Peter. Excellent!! ***** 5 stars.^ ^ 2thumbs up This one needs heard and read my ALL! Superb!
I'm keeping this one ok?. Thanks Peter you are a very Wise Man and good friend. xooxxo That's neat about the art too.
Reviewed by Retta (Reindeer) Mckenzie 7/1/2005
This is funny Peter and so true!

Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 6/28/2005

LOL--what a write! Pretty sad...of course, modern art does look like a chimp painted it--bring back realism!!!!!!! LOL

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla. :)
Reviewed by jude forese 6/26/2005
some monkeys see no evil of hear evil or see no evil ... that's why they're cast in stone ...

profound poem ...
Reviewed by Andre Bendavi ben-YEHU 6/26/2005

This is a grand! "Monkey see… Monkey do…" is a profound social poem.

I enjoyed the reading of "Monkey see… Monkey do…".

Keep posting wise Poet!

Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 6/25/2005
"…And who is making a big monkey out of you?…"

Apparently you are, Peter...LOL! ED & Rufuz

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