Somebody Moved My Monkey
 
 


by David Fisher
 
   

Several times a day we have inspection
Of my baby brothers animal collection
There's 27 on his shelf
He lines them all up by himself
And nothing ever gets by his detection


He'll scream out-
Somebody moved my monkey, and didn't put him back!
And somebody touched the tapir 'cause he's over near the yak
And 'cause he only just turned three
It seems a little strange to me
He'd know where any hippo, skunk or goat is
And one time when he left the room
I switched the pig with the baboon
I just don't know how he's so quick to notice


Now the left side of the shelf makes perfect sense
'Cause it's all made up of rivalries intense
Bears fight bulls to control the market
Cats battle dogs to rule the park and
Donkeys always clash with elephants
In the middle's where my theory's getting sloppy
'Cause a newt would never bother an okapi
So just to spark a little drama
I moved the rhino near the llama
That's when my little brother yelled out STOP!! he's
screaming-


Somebody moved my monkey, and didn't put him back!
And somebody touched the tapir 'cause he's over near the yak
And 'cause he only just turned three
It seems a little strange to me
He'd know where any hippo, skunk or goat is
And one time when he left the room
I switched the pig with the baboon
I just don't know how he's so quick to notice


Now I'm staring at that shelf, feeling sorry for myself
While my brother is out playing with his friend
And I thought I might explode, then I finally cracked his code
When I saw his brand new zebra on the end...


So now if I move the monkey, I know where he goes back
And if I touch the tapir, I won't put him near the yak
And even though he's only three, he'd arranged them ALPHABETICALLY
To know where any hippo skunk or goat is
So now whenever he leaves the room
I can play with them all afternoon
Then put them back so he will never notice



Text © David Fisher reprinted from Fish And Chips. Any copying or use of this poem without consent is unlawful.

 
 
 


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