There are two of us, if you want to compare
You can’t tell the difference, even if you stare.
One of us is bigger, but you won’t see it live
Since we never are together, even if you strive.
The only way you could tell is the way we talk
Otherwise, we are the same, when we eat and sit and walk.
Maybe one of us is slightly bigger, but that is hard to tell
Only one thing is absolutely clear, we all are pretty swell.
We only live of plants, herbivores we’re called
We normally are calm, unless we’re badly galled.
We spend the days with family, we eat, we sit, we sleep
And when there’s something happening, we can cry and weep.
We are plucking flowers, we pay court to our girls
We give them pets and kisses, because we can’t give pearls.
We use tools to help us get to meals
We have two legs, and two arms, but our ladies wear no heels.
We all live on one continent, in warmth and sun we thrive
Some of us grow in the swamps by the desert, that is where we drive.
The others live higher in the mountains, still warm and nice
We wouldn’t change it where we live, for no treat and for no price.
We look peaceful and also lazy, but hey, make no mistake!
To protect our loved ones, we fight, we kill, we break!
We’re strong, and big, and underestimated on the first glance
But threaten us and our families, no man can stand a chance.
We’re nearly extinct, our kind is endangered, which is sad
We’re worth being saved, believe me, without us the world goes bad.
The Earth is cruel, a place of miracles, currently our dying, it is stalled.
Who are we? Yes, you are right, Gorillas we are called.
(Copyright, August 2022 – Aurora Jean Alexander)