Monday, April 6, 2009

Three (Partially) Wise Monkeys.


There's Monkey one and Monkey Two
And there's also Monkey Three,
One cannot HEAR, one cannot SPEAK
And another cannot SEE.
They seem to indicate they're Wise,
But it's always seemed to me
That only one's a genuine Wise Monkey.

If we cannot hear the sobbing
Of a creature in distress;
If we cannot see the homeless
And aleviate their stress,
Then we cannot do a single thing
To help clear up the mess!
So only one's a genuine Wise Monkey.

Yes, the monkey that I most admire
Is certainly the third;
Who never opens up
And says a single evil word.
Yes, Speak-No-Evil
Is the one that's certainly preferred.
Only he can be a genuine Wise Monkey.

For careless little insults
Can start some bitter fights!
A tiny altercation
Can spiral to the heights!
Comparisons can end in people
Fighting for their rights!
So I aim to be a genuine Wise Monkey!

(But better-looking!)

1 comment:

Kat said...

Our Father of the nation, Mahathma Gandhi used this picture to advise us.

Hear no evil
See no evil
Speak no evil.!!!

I liked your take too. Keeping the mouth shut can do wonders (apart from people thinking that this one could be intelligent :)))