Spike Milligan

(16 April 1918 – 27 February 2002 / Ahmednagar)

Look At All Those Monkeys! - Poem by Spike Milligan

Look at all those monkeys
Jumping in their cage.
Why don't they all go out to work
And earn a decent wage?

How can you say such silly things,
And you a son of mine?
Imagine monkeys travelling on
The Morden-Edgware line!

But what about the Pekinese!
They have an allocation.
'Don't travel during Peke hour',
It says on every station.

My Gosh, you're right, my clever boy,
I never thought of that!
And so they left the monkey house,
While an elephant raised his hat.


Comments about Look At All Those Monkeys! by Spike Milligan

  • Mohammed Asim Nehal Mohammed Asim Nehal (2/20/2016 8:13:00 AM)


    Nice satire in your poem....Liked it. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, April 1, 2010

Poem Edited: Thursday, October 27, 2011


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