The Monkey And The Goat

     Whimsy has taken control lately and this is the latest result..It is definitely directed towards kids, and adults who like to think like kids. A show of hands, please. (Me too) So gather the kids, grand kids, spouses and pets and read it aloud.

     Have fun, it’s Saturday,


Look, you have a boat, and I need a ride. Let’s talk.

The Monkey And The Goat

 The goat sailed a boat

up Alligator Creek,

while the monkey swung

through the trees.

Soon the monkey’s arms tired

and of the goat, he inquired,

if onto his boat

he might squeeze.


 The goat thought for a while

then said, with a smile,

your problem, I think

I’ll appease.”

But, you must know

that for you, to go,

will require

the payment of fees.”


 The monkey pondered those points

and his aching joints,

and concluded

he needed the rest.

So he said to the goat

I will go for the float,

only if considered

as a guest.”


Now, the goat was surprised

yet, thusly surmised,

the monkey was tricking

with him.

So he declined

and sent him back to his vines,

and leaving him out

on a limb.


Jack Downing

July 2012

Copyright© Jack Downing, aka Jake All rights reserved. Contents may not be reprinted or disseminated in any manner without the expressed written consent of the author. JRD 7/21/12


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Hearth and Health are wonderful things and if you're without either such sorrow that brings So I cannot express enough thanks to my Lord and to my family and friends for the support you afford! ~Jack Downing~
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2 Responses to The Monkey And The Goat

    • The monkey was a scammer and a con man, (con monkey actually) andhe doesn’t deserve any pity…Something for nothing gets you nowhere.He should have offered to work for his passage, then thegoat being the lone member of the crew, most likely, would have accepted the offer and they would have sailed off into the sunset together.. So the moral of the story is: Work for what you want and you’ll be happier,than a barrel of


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