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by Norman
Rated: E · Poetry · Animal · #2249731
Without those thumbs you wonder how those animals get by
We people are just animals
No better than the rest
Without these handy-dandy thumbs
We wouldn’t be the best
You think that that is just a joke?
Then take this little test
Duct tape your thumbs against your palms
Just do as I suggest
Now go about your busy day
Let’s see how smart you are
I think you’ll find out soon enough
You won’t get very far
So go ahead; give it a shot
Now open up that jar
Some simple things will seem complex
Like driving in your car
And try to pick up anything
Sure, just give it a try
It won’t be long ‘til you give up
And you might even cry
Without those thumbs you wonder how
Those animals get by
You know that you would not last long
You’d simply starve and die
So don’t feel so superior
When you stroll through the zoo
Just think of what those beasts could do
If they had thumbs like you
And some are laughing at you now
And shaking their heads too
You taped your thumbs down to your hands
So just how smart are you?


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