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We Peculiar Creatures

What peculiar creatures are we.
They say we descend from monkeys.
Lost our hair and our tails,
Brush our teeth, cut our nails,
Dream of holidays on safari.

What peculiar creatures are us.
They say we’re all made from stardust.
We learned to stand on two feet,
And then to walk down the street,
But we’d prefer to sit on the bus.

What peculiar creatures we are.
They say we are three-fifths water.
Like to keep fit by biking,
Swimming, jogging or hiking,
But then we drive to work in a car.

What peculiar creatures we make.
They say we’re descended from apes.
Live inside houses, not caves,
Flown the skies, sailed the waves,
Then we invented the seedless grape.

What peculiar creatures are we.
They say we descended from trees.
Make love like a missionary,
When tired of position-ry,
And we blame it all on birds and bees.

What peculiar creatures we are.
They say we’re alike from afar.
Concerned with the differences,
Disputing what’s hers or his,
When we’re haggling in life’s great bazaar.

What peculiar creatures we make.
They say we were made in God’s shape.
Pray to Him in the churches,
Start wars ‘cos of what He says,
Count what we give, but not what we take.

What peculiar creatures are us.
They say we all return to dust.
We spend our lives killing time,
We watch the clock hands unwind,
But rarely leave without any fuss.

What peculiar creatures are man.
They say we’re as smart as they come.
We studied anatomy,
Worked out our psychology,
But I’m just not so sure that I can.

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