Treasure Island

Masharia kanyari

(Kenya -East Africa)

A Monkey has died


There is a monkey that I knew of,
And for the sake of rhyming,
Lets call him Paul,
The monkey died today,
I shot him down,
His eyes shall not see light anymore,

He is gone,
With his flambouyant ways,
His chivalrous nature,
And violet genitals,
Now I can harvest my tomatoes when I please,
At the pace that I would want,

Strange though-
I might miss him,
Or maybe my mind is playing tricks on me,
Given my mortal fear of boredom,
Back to my humdrum life,
Now that I have settled the score,

If I had it my way,
I would raise him from the dead,
Capture and release him at will,
Since I know for certain,
That I loved his charismatic spirit,
And the anarchy he stood for,

His hide dries in the shed,
Next to the bow and arrow that shot him,
A memento; keepsake if you may,
Of our undefined relationship,
My friend, My foe,
My monkey- Paul

Submitted: Tuesday, December 25, 2012
Edited: Friday, January 17, 2014
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