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Bri Edwards

Veteran Poet - 3,822 Points (some time ago / Earth, i believe)

Are Farm Animals Like Humans? ……. [species comparisons; BIOLOGY; sort of SHORT; humor/humour]


Why sure they are like humans; for me there is no doubt, …….
BUT my not-too-big nose is 'far from' ….what pigs call their snout.
And as humans mature we move NOT on four limbs, but, instead, on TWO,
BUT bulls rise up on hind legs RARELY, to do what they ……'have to' DO.

(Speaking of cows) , like human females ….cows do suckle their young,
BUT humans have JUST two teats, while 'twice-that' ….from most cows are hung.
And a barnyard-duck rarely says more than ….'quack, quack, QUACK',
BUT an educated human, an impressive array of words does rarely lack.

Horses consume grass and other roughage ….out in the meadow,
BUT humans smoke THEIR 'grass' to get 'high' and to mellow.
And a chicken, I think, would rarely eat a man …..for its meal,
BUT humans flock to McDonalds where, on Chicken McNuggets, we'll get a good deal.

So you see, humans may be 'like' farm animals, but we sure ain't the same;
it's not JUST that humans and pigs [& cows, ducks, horses, & chickens] DON'T share ….. one name.

(July 20,2014)







Why sure they are like humans; for me there is no doubt, …….
BUT my not-too-big nose is 'far from' ….what pigs call their snout.
And as humans mature we move NOT on four limbs, but, instead, on TWO,
BUT bulls rise up on hind legs RARELY, to do what they ……'have to' DO.

(Speaking of cows) , like human females ….cows do suckle their young,
BUT humans have JUST two teats, while 'twice-that' ….from most cows are hung.
And a barnyard-duck rarely says more than ….'quack, quack, QUACK',
BUT an educated human, an impressive array of words does rarely lack.

Horses SWALLOW grass and other roughage ….out in the meadow,
BUT humans SMOKE their 'grass', to get 'high' and to mellow.
And a chicken, I think, would rarely eat A MAN …..for its meal,
BUT humans flock to McDonalds where, on Chicken McNuggets, we'll get a deal.

So you see, humans may be 'like' farm animals, but we sure ain't the same;
it's not JUST that humans and pigs [& cows, ducks, horses, & chickens] DON'T share ….. one name.

(July 20,2014)

Submitted: Monday, July 28, 2014
Edited: Monday, July 28, 2014

Topic of this poem: humour


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Poet's Notes about The Poem

i believe this idea may have escaped my mind as i was walking past a cow pasture and (once again) was staring at (and counting) the teats on the grazing cows. i can't remember if MY mother breastfed me. maybe i have a longing. :) bri

more than a week after writing this in a notebook (paper one) i typed it. while typing i made several changes. even after pasting it into PH submission page i felt like making some changes (i think all, or most, in the second-to-last stanza) . so i decided to give both versions to you. if you want to, you can read both and look for the differences. it's up to you! thanks for reading this far. :) :)

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  • Gold Star - 14,380 Points John Westlake (11/9/2014 3:11:00 AM)

    I would have to say that farm animals are not like humans at all, but some humans act like farm animals it's true. A pity you did not include deer in this, but it's all good (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 12,028 Points Valsa George (8/5/2014 3:41:00 AM)

    Your observations are interesting and the similarities and differences between farm animals and humans really will entertain even a dull mind.......! . I visualize Mr. Bri passing a cow pasture 'staring' at the cows teats with a look of longing! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 767 Points Eugene Levich (8/1/2014 2:19:00 PM)

    I've always liked goats- they have senses of humor- more so than many people- but not nearly as much as does Bri (rhymes with eye- that hell-of-a guy) . (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 11,679 Points Mandolyn ... (7/28/2014 6:59:00 PM)

    what is a human? are those the plastic things you find in a bottle of pills? or the small paper filled whatever in the pockets of clothes that has some random number on it? (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 6,967 Points Mr. Nobody (7/28/2014 4:39:00 PM)

    ps.
    Supernumerary teats run in the woman's family?
    More fun by the dozen, unless you find that udderly disgusting,
    if so, take you goat back to the barn and get inspired
    by the milky moon... (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 6,967 Points Mr. Nobody (7/28/2014 4:36:00 PM)

    So good you said it twice?

    Entirely too much punctuation
    encourages excessive flatulation

    A- (Report) Reply

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