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by Dave Fitzgerald

Evolution is a marvellous thing,
It makes all life unique,
How else did the platypus
End up with a beak?

I've heard they've found a sheep in Wales
With short legs on one flank.
Evolved to make it easier
To climb the many banks.

It contours round the mountainsides
While it grazes in the clover.
But it cannot change direction,
Or else it will fall over.


Posted on 02/20/2007
Copyright © 2024 Dave Fitzgerald

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by George Hoerner on 02/20/07 at 03:41 PM

Very cute! It reminds me of the Little Prince. Nice read!

Posted by Joan Serratelli on 02/20/07 at 04:35 PM

Very cute....and some food for thought. Excellent!

Posted by A. Paige White on 02/20/07 at 07:08 PM

Personally, I'm more into the theory of revolution than evolution. I so enjoy the jokes God plays on me regularly. I'm thinking the platypus was just for fun (other than the males venomous kick!)

Posted by Alisa Js on 02/21/07 at 07:11 AM

lol... too funny..but just what I needed.. thanks for sharing again from your talented soul...aloha..;-)

Posted by Chris Sorrenti on 02/21/07 at 05:30 PM

Amazing! Though I sometimes wonder if God wasn't hung over when he created the platapus. Or maybe if one's inclination is towards intelligent design, the result of an alien's offbeat sense of humour. In any case well expressed Dave! :o)

Posted by Soulo Jacob Bourgeau on 02/23/07 at 12:58 AM

This forever gives new meaning to 'pork short ribs'. Thanks for the giggles!

Posted by Soulo Jacob Bourgeau on 02/23/07 at 12:59 AM

ok...I realize my dumb mistake w/ the pork comment. My baaaaaaaaad!

Posted by Kristina Woodhill on 02/24/07 at 03:37 AM

hehehehheheehe - thanks for this!!

Posted by Genevieve Sturrock on 02/24/07 at 11:21 PM

LOL and big grins! i love how easily your work slides through my mind.

Posted by Jennifer Ragan on 02/25/07 at 07:41 PM

Evolving and revolving...very clever write:) Pretty soon we will all have gills;)

Posted by Michelle Angelini on 02/25/07 at 11:45 PM

Let's hear it for DNA! Terrific poem, Dave. Has a bit of humor in it, but does have a ring of fact in your words.

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