Alexander Shaumyan

Rookie - 328 Points (July 12,1962 / Moscow, Russia)

The Origin Of Species - Poem by Alexander Shaumyan

A dinosaur with feathers
Became a bird one day,
And with the warmer weather
The mammals came our way.

Some comet hit the planet
And dinosaurs were gone-
That's how it all happened
Millions of years ago.

Wild creatures roamed around
And ate the dino eggs,
Some close to the ground,
And some with longer legs.

The flora and the fauna
Exploded with a bang
With ferns and protozoa,
Then came the whole shebang.

A tiny eohippus
Became a horse one day,
A walking rhodocetus
Became the modern whale.

The rodents would abound,
And other critters too,
That's how it went down
Unbeknowest to you.

A bunch of monkeys happened
And early hominids,
Who hunted other critters
To get something to eat.

Some primates climbed the branches
And fed upon the fruit,
While others turned bipedal,
Looking like hairy brutes.

That's how it all happened
From looking at the skull
Of our ancient brother-
The great Neanderthal.

So we're nothing special-
We simply have evolved,
While life is still a mystery
That no one can solve.

So you can love your neighbor
Or drink a beer or two,
Remembering a gorilla
Has relatives like you.

Comments about The Origin Of Species by Alexander Shaumyan

  • (10/18/2006 9:16:00 AM)

    what a sweet and wonderful poem, Sasha. I'll have to read more of your work now (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Poem Edited: Wednesday, October 20, 2010

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