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A Tale of Tails

We are primates, one and all And our heritage is not from the fall. The primate group is where we’re from And no matter how far we’ve come We owe our past through ties of time And that’s the purpose of this rhyme. We are a great ape, just like the rest While some people think we are the best We share certain traits with others like us And shows the relationship without a fuss. With tailless primates, the great apes all Four Genera of Hominids, but only we stand tall. But interestingly enough, other Genera are less succinct Each have two species, reproductively distinct. Of the chimps, Pan, bonobos in a seemingly fright Use sex to settle things rather than fight. The common chimp will settle things With a stick in hand, that it brings. Of the Gorilla group, peaceful eaters of fruit, leaf and seed Just look somewhat different although they can all breed. There are also some differences in the sounds that they make As well as the chest beating of which both species partake. Then Pongo, we have, the oddest of all On Borneo, sometimes, they descend and stand tall. But mostly alike with some minor differences in hair The fascinating thing is the flange that some males bear. We’re not really sure what the flange is for But it seems to play a role in sex, we’re almost sure. One male in an area will develop this trait And it will seal other males’ reproductive fate. But given the circumstances, if the situation has need Any male can develop this structure and breed. And then we have us, of *****descent The only naked ape, fully walking not bent. No others survived, it’s rather quite grim We are the end of our evolutionary tree limb. But what separates the monkey from the ape line Is that monkeys have tails but apes lack this vine. And in general apes have a bit of the size In spite of the fact that we lack that tail prize. The only naked ape, fully walking not bent. No others survived, it’s rather quite grim We are the end of our evolutionary tree limb. But what separates the monkey from the ape line Is that monkeys have tails but apes lack this vine. And in general apes have a bit of the size In spite of the fact that we lack that tail prize.

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Date: 6/23/2016 10:05:00 PM
LR WALDMAN, Welcome to Poetry soup, I hope you enjoy the community. Here, you will find friendly poets who enjoy supporting one another. I myself, enjoy reading and commenting those who want to be read. The only time I give constructive criticism is when a poet desires it. However, if for some reason the poem is not my field I will guide you to someone who is more qualified than I. Stop by and read one of my poems if you like. My poems are not perfect, but I have a feeling you might like one. I encourage you to check out the contest page and read to receive comments. Tell me a little about your poetic skills if you like. It will be my pleasure to follow and read every poem you post from here on :) We are Lucky To Have you. Your New Poet Friend @-> LINDA <-@
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Date: 6/23/2016 6:06:00 AM
Enjoyed the tale of tails ... Very good ...
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Date: 6/22/2016 10:27:00 PM
This is very good, LR....skat
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