The Monkey Stared Hard At Me... Poem by Kesav Venkat Easwaran

The Monkey Stared Hard At Me...

The monkey stared hard at me
Imitating him, I was?
It was clear his birthright
Who I thought I was?
I could feel a bit ashamed
How would I answer back?
Outside he was watching from
It was me behind bars

May 2nd 2009

Rose Marie Juan-austin 22 January 2020

A poem of great depth. It invokes thoughts to ponder about. Cleverly written.

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Kesav Easwaran 22 January 2020

We think we humans are superior to every other being in this universe. How come this? Think how a virus works, for that matter. Thanks for your analytical feedback Rose Marie. Liked

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James Nall 07 May 2009

Very good point! Whom was really the prisoner? good write!

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Muhammad Ali 08 May 2009

A good piece by you Kesav... lovely poem! i like this theme A+

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Santhi Janardanan 21 May 2024

That's a good one. As an animal lover, I always feel we are in no way superior than animals. We are superior only in our world. Our intelligence doesn't serve them. They never depend on us. Rather we do.

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Denis Mair 23 March 2024

When two living things belong to the same branch of life's tree, there are tricks of perspective in their mutual view. One is custodian of the other's origins; one is forecloser of the other's possibilities.

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Sylvia Frances Chan 03 July 2020

This is poem sublimest, Kesav Sir! A thought-provoking poem with a deep philosophy humorous, bit ironical, but very cleverly written To MyPoemsList.

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Akhtar Jawad 01 March 2020

A thoughtful metaphor, an intelligent write.

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Dr Dillip K Swain 06 February 2020

A wonderful observation! A beautiful poem with fabulous imagery................10

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Kesav Easwaran 06 February 2020

Yes indeed. Thank you Dillip

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