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Saturday, 17 September 2011

Chocolate Bites

A monkey was caught in a blaze
Went missing from warden for days
Until her Reese's
Chocolate pieces
Bit taste buds long covered in haze

© Laurie Kolp

Monkey on the loose killed after biting game warden
Editor's note: Laurie says, "I won't stand for any monkey business while writing, but I sure likes to keep that chocolate handy".
Laurie's poems and short stories have appeared online and in print publications. Her story "Signs of David" is in Chicken Soup for the Soul: Devotionals for Tough Times, due October 5, 2011.


  1. Thank you, Marie. I guess that monkey needed some chocolate relief after the stress from those fires.

  2. Its amazing how chocolate will keep us inspired and alive.Enjoyable write up.A pleasure to read.

  3. Yes... chocolate is inspirational. Thanks.

  4. The prospect of chocolate brought me here...and Reeses pieces are awesome. Great little ditty!

  5. haha...chocolate and monkey business are alway fun

  6. Thanks Linda and Eva... it was actually a candy bar, but I used Reese's as a play on words with Rhesus.

  7. I love Laurie's work and to have such a fun piece come from a news article is even more fun. Nice to see.

  8. Adorable poem and a delightful twist on a not so happy news story. Great play on words with Rhesus and Reese's :)