Treasure Island

Anthony Weir

(13th September 1941)

Ninety-eight percent


98% of our genes are shared with chimpanzees.
We have polluted 98% of the world.
Dogs are bored 98% of the time.
Nearly 98% of life is mechanical.
More than 98% of us are lost in the plot.
And parrots think,
and parrots mope.

O praise
the 98% of thinking animals with the integrity
not to pray or hope.

Submitted: Monday, May 29, 2006

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

What do you think this poem is about?



Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (Ninety-eight percent by Anthony Weir )

Enter the verification code :

  • Tara Teeling (5/29/2006 3:48:00 PM)

    Really enjoyed this piece! Incredibly provocative and interesting, not at all the 'usual' stuff I've been seeing of late. It's intelligent, and it bursts with originality. Such a nice thing, truly. Take care, T. (Report) Reply

Read all 1 comments »

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. Bottled and Guarded the Overberg Story, Jenny Santiago
  2. हमारा घर हमारा भारत, MIRTUNJAY KUMAR
  3. Lampost, Naveed Khalid
  4. Tablet Of Simurgh, Naveed Khalid
  5. My Chamber of the Great Escape, Jenny Santiago
  6. To The Moon I, Naveed Khalid
  7. Where I want to be, Jenny Santiago
  8. Beehive, Naveed Khalid
  9. Purgatory, Naveed Khalid
  10. I seek, hasmukh amathalal

Poem of the Day

poet Geoffrey Chaucer

The firste stock-father of gentleness,
What man desireth gentle for to be,
Must follow his trace, and all his wittes dress,
Virtue to love, and vices for to flee;
...... Read complete »

   

Trending Poems

  1. 04 Tongues Made Of Glass, Shaun Shane
  2. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  3. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  4. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  5. If, Rudyard Kipling
  6. Trees, Joyce Kilmer
  7. After Long Drought, Mark Van Doren
  8. Invictus, William Ernest Henley
  9. Dreams, Langston Hughes
  10. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou

Trending Poets

[Hata Bildir]