Manny Furious

Why Animal Planet?

Animal Planet
why must every time
Issa Furious is in a bad
and crying
because she's a whiner
like her old man
and I change the channel
so that she can see
jumping monkeys
in the streets of Bangkok
or golden lions
feasting on the corpse of a freshly slaughtered
or an infestation of scorpions in
some Arizonan home
or apes peeling
(Issa Furious loves bananas,
it was even one of her first words)
or laughing hyenas
or zebras and gazelles in the midst of bedlam
running for their lives
or starving Floridan crocodiles
or talking meercats
or a cave overflowing
with a cloud of rabid bats.

you know, all
of the things that make Issa Furious
stop crying
and start laughing
or at least smiling
as she points at the TV and says
'Dog-gy? '

every time I change the channel
must you
be on a

Every god damned


Submitted: Monday, July 14, 2014
Edited: Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Topic(s): baby

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 (Why Animal Planet? by Manny Furious )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members.. Updates

New Poems

  1. He Is A Clown, Poetic Lilly Emery
  2. Morally Corrupt, Lawrence S. Pertillar
  3. hey four eyes with the square tie, Jena Crowe
  4. Where there respect thus there Star Bucks., Raymond Sawyer
  5. 84 and couldn't speak English, Cyndi K. Gacosta
  6. Frost Chills, Cathy Hodgson
  7. What A Wondrous Thing, Joshua Chuhran
  8. Falling Doves, Joshua Chuhran
  9. The Simple Life, Nate Morris
  10. To touch a star is to be touch by the st.., Raymond Sawyer

Poem of the Day

poet George Gordon Byron

It is the hour when from the boughs
The nightingale's high note is heard;
It is the hour -- when lover's vows
Seem sweet in every whisper'd word;
And gentle winds and waters near,
...... Read complete »


Modern Poem

poet May Swenson


Member Poem

Trending Poems

  1. Annabel Lee, Edgar Allan Poe
  2. Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night, Dylan Thomas
  3. It Is the Hour, George Gordon Byron
  4. Dreams, Langston Hughes
  5. The Raven, Edgar Allan Poe
  6. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  7. Alone, Maya Angelou
  8. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  9. And Death Shall Have No Dominion, Dylan Thomas
  10. Invictus, William Ernest Henley

Trending Poets

[Hata Bildir]