The Man and The Monkey (A Knock at the Door).

A Knock at the Door – a Liskeard Writers Group prompt for 02/10/2018

A knock on the door

at a quarter to four,

who could it be

comes a-calling on me?

I answer the door

and who should I see,

a man and his monkey

come a-calling on me.

The man he was tall,

the monkey was not;

he asked to come in.

Who? The monkey? Why not?

He said he had found

the man lost in the street,

did I know where he lived,

where he parked up his feet?

I looked at the man

he looked quite familiar

to someone I knew;

well, he looked rather similar.

“No.” I said. “I know him not;

is this the only man that you’ve got?

If you have others,

I might know them;

the monkey apologised,

pulled a loose thread from the hem

of his golden-cloak –

and all of this while

the man never spoke.

“Do you not speak?”

I asked of the man;

who showed me his teeth,

In a box from Japan.

He laughed like a fishwife,

he cried like a fish

he sang not a word,

made not a one wish.

I considered the day,

how had it gone thus?

Perhaps I had woken

on the wrong numbered bus;

I usually caught the seven;

maybe the eight

was the cause of these happenings,

the rue of my fate?

Then came a knock,

a knock on the door,

the door to my house,

the sound as before;

and who should I see,

a man and his monkey

come a-calling on me.

The man he was tall,

the monkey was not;

he asked to come in-

Who? The monkey? Why not?

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6 responses to “The Man and The Monkey (A Knock at the Door).

  1. This was really funny, a man without teeth and a monkey speaks…. Should be an ironic touches too… Thank you dear G, Love, nia

  2. almost Dr. Suess-ish…… 🙂

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