Ruth Walters

A Naked Ape! - Poem by Ruth Walters

Imagine if a Llama wore pajamas
or a Leopard put a cap upon his head.
Just think about a kangaroo in trousers
or a sheep all shorn in little skirt and vest.

Most animals would look a tad alarming
in any sort of formal wear or cloth,
but take a human being wearing nothing
now that would be quite shocking at the shops.

Imagine you or I, all bare and naked,
no underwear, no trousers and no socks.
Our faces would turn pink to think about it
but a monkey really couldn't give a toss.

Comments about A Naked Ape! by Ruth Walters

  • John Brown (8/27/2012 5:56:00 AM)

    I like this one Ruth. Kinda makes you wonder who is more advanced. You might like my poem, I'm not an Ape-man (Report) Reply

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  • Jerome Moore (8/24/2012 9:06:00 AM)

    rad! there are many problems with human beings who turn pink with nudity, but in some places clothing is necessary due to climate(our physical bodies environment is tropical) but i like the flow and imagery, i imagine everyone naked but i cant get those sock off at times (Report) Reply

  • (8/24/2012 7:44:00 AM)

    This is great and so true. What must the rest of the animal kingdom think of us? Having said that my eldest daughter just washed and trimmed our Maltese Terrier just before the end of winter and today he is wearing a Teddy Bear's coat to keep warm. The nude teddy was speechless. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, August 24, 2012

Poem Edited: Monday, August 27, 2012

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