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Animals in Clothes

Animals in clothes I see
Driving cars or sipping tea
Animals in clothes I see
But they don't know what they are
These animals that drive a car?
Dress in clothes?
Sip the tea?
Just like you
Just like me
Very clever animals they'd be!

But they don't know what they are
These animals that drive a car
Dress in clothes
Sip the tea
Just like you
Just like me

So truly stupid animals they be
Not to realize what they are
Just because they drive a car
Sip the tea
Just like you
Just like me

Oh what stupid things we be
Not to realize what we are
Just because we drive a car
Dress in clothes
Sip the tea
So g-r-a-c-i-o-u-s-l-y!
You and Me

Oh what stupid things we are
Not to realize what we be
Animals that drive a car
Dress in clothes
Sip the tea
You and me

For if Mr Piggy had our brain
Ten fingers
Clothes, and a name
Wouldn't he be just the same?


1986

Submitted: Thursday, June 23, 2005
Edited: Tuesday, April 26, 2011


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  • Leah Scott (11/18/2013 1:04:00 PM)

    I liked this but it was a little too repetitive

    1 person liked.
    4 person did not like.
  • Chris Mendros (1/8/2008 1:16:00 AM)

    well, you bring up a very interesting point here (licks self, then scratches...)

  • Ben Gieske (12/30/2007 10:27:00 AM)

    Very effective writing. I vote a 10 for all the poems I have read. This reminds me of my visit to the Cincinnati zoo. They had installed a mirror in one of the exhibitions and when visitors looked into it, the inscription reminded them that they were animals too.

  • Blue angel Florida (8/20/2007 6:05:00 PM)

    lol So Amazing, funny still dark as for TRUTH is all it calls from behind bringing out our dust. AMAZING! ! ! ! THANKS AGAIN! ! ! ! ! You seem to be so PURE!

  • Ana Monnar (8/19/2007 5:15:00 PM)

    Great poem! I enjoyed it very much.

  • Nermin Nazim (9/28/2006 7:53:00 AM)

    very cleverly said, the truth, why deny it, yes Mr. Doggy or Mrs Piggy would be the same if they could dress like us or talk. Stupid that dont realize that. beautifully said my dear.
    loved it.

  • David Gerardino (10/22/2005 11:05:00 AM)

    GREAT POEM, at first i thought a little to long, then i thought, no its perfect the way it is.

  • Gillian.E. Shaw (7/5/2005 2:14:00 AM)

    Absolutely marvelous! Cleverly crafted!

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