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Primordial Soup

It took some heavy digging and a lot of clever research.
But scientists have now explained in full detail how evolution works.
Finally it all comes together after much debate and so much time.
(To appeal to the little 'uns they even told it in rhyme).
"And from the mud-baths of primordial soup we came to be.
Rising from the currents of a ginormous boiling sea.
Once things cooled down a bit, leaving cells with room to breath,
things developed quite gradually,
as each individual body part became part of the team."
The Mouth said to the Ear:
You there! Get your Butt over here!
What the Mouth didn't yet know, however,
was that that the Butt was still processing
in some foul smelling black ether.
(Just ask Nose and he'll tell you clear as day,
that smell was nothing short of risque.)
Mouth's voice was very muffled you see,
lacking the Ear's wondrous ability
to take in sound.
You could see it for yourself if you wanted too
(still Eyeball was no where to be found).
Somewhere along the road the Head came rolling down.
He had great determination in his jaunt,
though those big gaping eye-holes were sure to haunt.
And after a two million year nap,
at long last, the Elbow and Knee Cap
came oozing their way from the horrid soup.
Once attached to Mouth and Vocal Chord, they beamed,
"Pee-YOU that reeks, if Stomach were here I'd surely turn green.
One sure develops an appetite after a billion year fast.
If someone doesn't throw me some grub I don't think I'll last!"
After such great struggle there was still so much to be done
Feet and Legs were still in a hot sweaty run
trying for a thousand years at least to find Crotch and Torso
(To make matters worse they needed Esophagus to get re-hydrated also!).
But after all that I think you will find the struggle worth it.
What great things can happen when we're all so close knit.
We're not perfect yet, as you can see, evolution is a work in progress.
Things could always improve, it just takes time to process.
One fellow man of science inquired a rough estimation
of just how long it would take to grow wings
(some bickering was involved, due to his ridiculous proposition).
The real concern is however being totally ignored,
of which I think you will be completely appalled.
It will probably take another 17 billion years,
at least, to get the Brain installed.

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  1. Date: 5/31/2013 12:57:00 PM
    Genius! I adored the sarcasm in this. It protrayed how stupid the thought of evolution is. I laughed because it's so crazy what people would come up with just to take God out of the picture. Creative writing, Timothy! Great job!

    Hicks Avatar Timothy Hicks
    Date: 5/31/2013 11:16:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Exactly! What bugs me the most is when the call it "fact" instead of what it truly is... a theory and a faith. No science was involved in this...
  1. Date: 5/29/2013 3:16:00 PM
    Great to read..well, I was going to say at church, but I'd be kinda embarrassed to say crotch...thought great to show the improbability of evolution. I tell you, it takes more faith to believe that than to believer there was a Master Designer. GREAT WIT! LOVED IT!

    Hicks Avatar Timothy Hicks
    Date: 5/29/2013 9:47:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Well you know you could technically replace crotch for... tailbone? Hahaha... yes that might be a little bit awkward! I hope your church has a sense of humor, however... I like how you say "faith"... evolutionists will claim it's "Science vs Faith" when in reality it's "Faith vs Faith"... Evolution is a religion, but they will deny it! Glad you got a laugh :)
  1. Date: 5/29/2013 9:21:00 AM
    You kill me this is great Tim!

    Hicks Avatar Timothy Hicks
    Date: 5/29/2013 9:43:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Rick... I hope the killing is metaphorical :)
  1. Date: 5/29/2013 8:36:00 AM
    I love those long stories that run down to a funny punch line and like all jokes there's an element of truth in this one. The brain is being formed as you speak, just not working properly yet lol. Take care, Richard

    Hicks Avatar Timothy Hicks
    Date: 5/29/2013 9:43:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Yes... you got it, Richard! It is a wonder that all those millions and millions of functions the human performs worked so precisely by complete accident! Wow... lol.
  1. Date: 5/29/2013 8:25:00 AM
    I see you're an optimist... ;-) Terry

    Hicks Avatar Timothy Hicks
    Date: 5/29/2013 9:42:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    ... and a BIG one at that! Ha ha ha... I probably had the most fun writing this one than any other poem I can think of.