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  Revulsionary Evolution
by Jerry W. Engler
Saturday, May 30, 2009
Rated "G" by the Author.

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Rex, I don't know if this is your fault or not. The age of dinosaurs seems to have had its cruelties.
My thanks to Andrew Ottoson on this one for his great vision and wisdom. He is somewhat evolved from ferocious vikings, so he is blessed with understanding of this missive.



Tyrannosaurus Rex,
terrible lizard,
beady, big, black eyes,
most fierce meat eater,
tearing hunks of quivering flesh
from your victims.
God found you repugnant,
or I guess maybe he did?
Maybe I don't really know?
Does God actually find
anything repugnant
outside my scale?

Anyway, repugnant,
so he evolved you,
finger lickin' good,
a gene link here,
a gene link there,
change that sequence
in a square,
ee i ee i oooo.

That's right, Rex.
Traditional or extra crispy?
You feathered our beds.
Um, um good with noodles in a can.
Cluck, cluck, cluck
and a cockle, doodle doo.

That's right, Rex.
God turned you
into the chicken,
maybe a little big lizard revenge there,
nuggets on the menu.
Old McDonald gave up farming,
golden arches now,
different kind of evolution
that dining business,
rigid flesh, mighty dead.
Not only that,
there's thousands of unfertilized
potential chicken children
eaten every day,
sins visited down the generations,
not really trying
to egg you on, Rex.

I hope God never finds
us humans so repugnant,
but who is to say
what's up the scale,
and what's down the scale?
I have it on good faith
that men are slowly
becoming apes.
Ah, so you can smile, Rex,
with those big, old teeth,
or beak,
whatever you got there?


Copyright 2009, Jerry W. Engler


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Reviewed by Gianetta Ellis
Absolutely delightful; I have no idea how I missed this one, Jerry! It exudes the same kind of humor so often found in your wonderful stories. I like that you're talking directly to your subject and sustain this perspective throughout. One of the most appealing things about your humor is that it is often subtley underpinned by a serious point/subject, as is this poem. Very creative, indeed.
Reviewed by Elizabeth Price
lol. Reminds me of my ex whose name was Rex. He didn't evolve. Love this poem. Such depth in your writing. Liz.
Reviewed by Regis Auffray
Thank you for sharing your wit and humor, Jerry. Well done! Love and peace,

Reviewed by Mr. Ed
I hope God never finds
us humans so repugnant,
but who is to say?

With all of our atrocities, I sometimes wonder what's taking Him so long to do so.
Reviewed by Jean Pike
Cute poem :)
Reviewed by Cryssa C
Hee, hee, hee... You had me laughing out loud with this one. :~)
Cute write...
Cryssa :~)
P.S. I think you have an extra period after slowly in the last stanza...maybe you meant it to be there...??
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