Monkey See, Monkey Do Poem by John Sensele

Monkey See, Monkey Do

Rating: 4.8

Boys in their fathers' moulds grow
Recycling habits and tidbits seen
Enacted as fathers punches at mothers throw
As fathers' tantrums grow mean.

Boys in domestic settings grow well mannered
Aping fathers who set mellow manners' templates
Boys replicate to avoid growing ill-mannered
When in future homes meals wives serve on peace plates.

Boys imbibe fathers' Bible of Attitudes
Embracing silence and balance
Gleaned from meek fathers' habitudes
That shy away from insolence insistence.

Boys braggart they become
If home templates preach arrogance
Whereas stable husbands in a future home
Grow from cultures promoting peace with a wife's dance.

Friday, October 12, 2012
Topic(s) of this poem: poems
Roop Rekha Bhaskar 04 June 2015

i love this piece. light reading yet deep meaningful words. I love the title too! !

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Kelvin Owusu 12 October 2012

a excellent piece, what gave the idea to write this?

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Brian Taylor 14 May 2019

Great poem! You gave rhythm and detailed information about the poem.

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Akhtar Jawad 05 April 2018

A lovely poem, liked it.

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Bipasha D 03 January 2018

A modern poem about the contemporary society. Sadly much of society has degraded.

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Rajkamal P.j 26 September 2017

very relevant in the changing world and our shall show case this in the house. no doubt..

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Rose Kanana 08 November 2016

Very good piece, message driven on role modeling

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John Sensele

John Sensele

Ndola, Zambia
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