Monkey at the Keyboard

Put a monkey at the keyboard,
some people say
and with infinite random actions
she’ll write a Shakespearian play.

The monkey at my keyboard
is in control today
pulling arbitrary words
out of a virtual buffet.

Words float around in a lively dance
swirling in her head
keeping her up at night
when she lies in bed.

But when she tries to capture them
and lay them on the page
they skip and jump with mocking laughs
putting poor monkey in a rage.

Her fingers fly upon the keys
because she has to try
while flitting through linguistic gems
falling from the sky.

English: colored monkey

Image via Wikipedia

Will she find the brilliance?
Will she write her best?
Or would it better
to let her mind and fingers  rest?

Poor monkey at the keyboard
cannot find her way
perhaps a swing among the trees
will give her a better day.

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17 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. bornstoryteller
    Jan 31, 2012 @ 09:11:43

    Monkey might need a really good banana.

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  2. thelifeofjamie
    Jan 31, 2012 @ 09:43:23

    Make it a banana daiquiri!

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  3. Taochild
    Jan 31, 2012 @ 11:34:42

    Seems to me sometimes letting the monkey do its thang is the way to go! Seems Sarah is not the only monkey in the household!

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  4. Kathryn McCullough
    Jan 31, 2012 @ 12:12:49

    I absolutely love this, Lisa! How fun!
    Hugs,
    Kathy

    Reply

  5. winsomebella
    Jan 31, 2012 @ 12:15:51

    I am all for swinging in the trees :-)

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  6. Andra Watkins
    Jan 31, 2012 @ 17:45:05

    The monkeys do my writing most of the time. :) (Until it’s time to edit. Then, the monkeys abandon me.)

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  8. mj monaghan
    Feb 01, 2012 @ 14:13:32

    Lisa, that is awesome. I love the thought, and would like a monkey doing my writing for me. It couldn’t be worse than what I crack out! hehehe

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  9. gageier
    Feb 07, 2012 @ 13:46:06

    Habe heute deinen Blog besucht,und fand es hier sehr schön,ja wenn das Äffchen erst mal schreiben kann ,da bin ich auf die Beiträge gespannt und die Mails,ha ha viele Grüsse Klaus

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