Above. A Photography and Poetry Prompt

This week the word for my prompt is ‘Above’. I found this an easy one. It did help that we paid a visit to Monkey World in Dorset on Tuesday and I managed to capture many images for the word. So much so, that I have found it hard to choose so I have decided to use three this week. The first is of my favourite; the Lars Gibbon. We saw this fella sitting up high in the trees enjoying a snack. The second are three Capuchin monkeys looking rather shifty up in their run! And the third is from the Orangutan Nursery and the two youngest playing together – we could have watched them all day.

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My poem bears no resemblance to monkeys whatsoever! I decided to form this from the people who think they are ‘above’ us! I am sure that you, like I, have been the subject of people who think they are better than you! 

Above

You think that you’re above me
Maybe your poo doesn’t smell
Well how can I make you see
That you use the bathroom as well!

What is it that makes you better
Than me and all the rest?
Just cause you’re a go-getter
Doesn’t mean you are the best

We join the world the same way
And we leave it just the same
We each live out a new day
We all have to play the game

You may be rich and famous,
Or by royalty be blessed
But you really cannot blame us
For saying, you’re just like all the rest!

Victoria Welton 27th May 2015 

Prose for Thought

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8 Comments

  1. May 29, 2015 / 3:23 pm

    Oh Vicky! You’ve hit the jackpot on both counts this week. Love all the Monkey World photos and the poem is bl**dy brilliant!

    Great stuff 🙂 xox
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  2. May 28, 2015 / 11:20 pm

    It’s a great idea having the pics and prompt. Well written words Victoria, we all know people like that. x
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  3. May 28, 2015 / 9:44 pm

    Never a truer word spoken Vicky 😉 Love it! And I love the picture of the ‘3 wise monkeys’ too!
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  4. May 28, 2015 / 11:25 am

    Great images and words, Victoria! Those monkeys must have been fascinating to watch. I love your poem. My favorite line has to be “We join the world the same way/And we leave it just the same…” It rings so true, especially to those who think they’re above it all. Thank you for sharing and hosting us on Prose4T this week!
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