A Lot Like You

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic
The thoughts of a gorilla as he looks at a boy.

Submitted: May 17, 2017

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A Lot Like You.

 

Hey, there, Kid, I guess you’re young enough to see,

that we are really not so far apart – you are a lot like me.

 

Your finger it is pointing, and your eyes are staring too,

Our eyes are very similar, mine brown while yours are blue.

 

Just take a look at your own hand, then come and study mine,

Our hands are both so dexterous, we can manipulate things fine.

 

You are eating a banana, my keeper places one in my own hand;

We munch away in the same way, toss the skins just where they land.

 

But there is one big difference between gorillas and mankind,

We’d never keep you caged to entertain, I think that you will find.

 

We’re both about the same age now but soon older you will grow,

You’ll forget this one shared moment and will not want to know.

 

I turn away with a sense of such shame, such real sadness too,

That soon you will not want to see I’m just a lot like you!


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