At the Zoo

At the 





with apologies to Simon and Garfunkel

The Monkeys



stand for honesty




are insincere




And theElephants





are kindly but they’re dumb*

Orangutans are skeptical

Of changes in their cages

And the zookeeper is very fond of rum


are reactionaries

Antelopes are missionaries

Pigeons plot in secrecy

And hamsters turn on frequently what a gas


Elephants are not dumb.

Back to the song already!


Guess where I spent MY entire weekend? I originally thought Mr.’s Simon and Garfunkel would give me the opportunity to upload lots of my pictures. I was wrong. They want animals I don’t have and lack verses for all the ones I’ve got. Tragedy. That’s OK. I massacred their song anyway. (And yes, when you kill every line of two verses, it can properly be called a massacre.)

About jesterqueen:
Jessie Powell is the Jester Queen. She likes to tell you about her dog, her kids, her fiction, and her blog, but not necessarily in that order.


At the Zoo — 7 Comments

  1. Have you considered mangling this to the tune of "Feelin groovy"?
    Looks like a fun way to spend the day!

     Are the animals well treated there, with enough room?

  2. I still like what you did with this, Jessie. Very creative. And, I love the photos.