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The Ballad of Bob

March 15, 2009
By Caroline McMillan BRONZE, Malvern, Pennsylvania
Caroline McMillan BRONZE, Malvern, Pennsylvania
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A chimp named Bob had a fancy
For a banana tree
That lived in the jungle nearby
His love was plain to see.

Now, Bob was not the smartest chimp
To ever walk the Earth'
In fact, at two he learned to hate
And then rejoiced with mirth.

He walked to this tree every day
And picked her sweet, sweet fruit,
And when she dropped one on his head
He thought it was a hoot!

One day, so overcome with love
As he got out of bed
He said, 'You're just as sweet as cake'
I'm thinking we should wed.'

So on a sticky jungle day,
The two of them eloped
The turnout came to more than three'
Much better than he'd hoped.

But then around some humans came
And with some noticed strife
Walked through the forest, backs upright
And chopped down Bob's new wife.
Now Bob, oh Bob, he seemed upset
But only for awhile,
For by the next day, he forgot
And loved a crocodile.

So he was not the smartest chimp
To ever walk the land,
But, save for that banana tree,
He thought his life was grand.

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Anno82 GOLD said...
on Nov. 27 2023 at 7:16 pm
Anno82 GOLD, Austin, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
“Peace doesn't come from finding a lake with no storms. It comes from having Jesus in the boat." -John Ortberg
"God doesn't break things so He can fix them; He fixes broken things so He can use them." -Bob Goff
"Is prayer your steering wheel or your spare tire?" -Corrie Ten Boom

🤣 Oh my goodness I love this, great job!

on Sep. 22 2017 at 6:32 pm
NiyahSymone GOLD, Norwalk, Connecticut
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Great job!! Keep up the good work and keep doing you!!