Born Suckers---Dying as Suckers: A Satirical Poem
Every mammal's baby including our own
needs their mother's milk as their first food
but some long time before they are fully grown
they all stop that sucking routine once and for good.
A stupid monkey doesn't need to be told
that his grown out teeth are not for sucking
so he leaves his mom alone, for sucking too old
bananas being good enough for jumping and yapping.
And so does gentle calf detached from her mommy
soon after grass aroma becomes so appealing
giving strength, and also good for her tummy
having lost that infantile sucker's feeling.
But hey, look who comes along to take over
now stealing that milk from the poor tired cow
not a four-legged critter grazing grass and clover
but the smartest of species, also all grown up now.
I don't really want your brow to pucker
by telling you this really shaming news
but it takes someone like human sucker
to drink milk for life with no real excuse.
For, with all other foods meant for man
how did we fall into that commercial trap
other species' milk was not in humans' plan
but then again, we're suckers believing any crap.