krishnakumar chandrasekar nair

Freshman - 992 Points (1964 and doing pretty good.. / Thiruvalla, Kerala)

The Monkey Song - Poem by krishnakumar chandrasekar nair

In this feverish city of hope
Of long faces and deeply creased brows
Only monkeys seem to be really happy
Swinging to and fro window to windows

They sit in groups and at us boo
Mocking us, poor cousins always blue
And yet I feel they teach us a thing or two
That with our loss of tails, we lost our freedom too....


Poet's Notes about The Poem

Living in a world dominated by economics rather than simple pastoral pleasures, I found monkeys leading very happy lives.They do not have to study or accumulate wealth and lead 'high lives' on tree tops or buildings. It often makes me jealous and regret the loss of our tails in the evolutionary process.

Comments about The Monkey Song by krishnakumar chandrasekar nair

  • Gold Star - 10,594 Points Bri Edwards (5/3/2015 6:04:00 PM)

    i'm pleased to find that, in this first of your poems i've read, you are indeed not only clever, but also of a serious bent at times. to MyPoemList. nice comments from readers; Valsa is one of my favorite people on PH, and not a bad poet either!

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  • Gold Star - 27,758 Points Valsa George (11/1/2013 11:09:00 PM)

    With the loss of our tails, we have lost our freedom too! So true! But there is something common between our ancestors and we moderns... both are restless and both are fond of jumping from one thing to another! Enjoyed this humorous write! (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 13,840 Points Lyn Paul (10/19/2013 10:01:00 PM)

    How so true and everyone loves a monkey they never lose their popularity. Love it. Forget Elvis Presleys song too Much Monkey Business There is too much human business happening. Thank You (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 363 Points David Wood (10/19/2013 5:06:00 AM)

    We have a thing to learn from nature, not to be greedy, hateful or destructive. Good poem. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 348 Points Poetheart Morgan (10/17/2013 11:13:00 AM)

    Hum! ! We lost the balance? ? ? ? If yes, from the soul or the body? (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, October 17, 2013

Poem Edited: Thursday, October 24, 2013


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