A pioneer chimp raised on spam,
Though by man catapaulted-
Through heaven's vault vaulted-
His own weight won his way back to land.
You must study if you'd fly a plane,
And work hard if you'd drive a train
But an astral adventure,
Needs no indenture
Just a boy's bravery and monkey's brain.
With a lesson that's in it for you:
If a chimpanzee can
Reach the stars from dry land,
Then you're suited to do the same, too.
CHIMPANZEE, n. A brute of the species Homo jacobensis.
Happy birthday, monkey boy.
Editor's note: this word has a previous entry on this site, which is a little ironic.