Monday, December 8, 2008

The Devolution of Planet eX-whY-Zee

Fiction Friday

Fiction Friday is hosted this week by
Shirley McClay at
Sunny Glade
Be sure to visit for cutting-edge fiction.

Author's Note:
If the theory of evolution is possible,
then reverse evolution (or devolution) must also be possible.
Today I am posting a TRUE STORY for Fiction Friday,
may the powers-that-be forgive this indiscretion.
This true account is the story of a superior race that begins to devolve.
Here are the facts...

The Devolution of Planet eX-whY-Zee
by Beth LaBuff
Young Adult Genre

Ten trillion billion years ago
On planet eX-whY-Zee
Dwelt 50 million comrades --
An advanced humanity.

The citizens were sacrosanct,
Professing to be wise.
And every action that was done
Was right in their own eyes.

Events began to happen
That man did not foresee.
The cause? …‘twas global warming
Or a planetary freeze?

Maybe the ozone buildup
Caused an air pollution trap.
Or aliens used their ray guns
To melt the polar cap.

Eight trillion billion years ago
Man’s shoulders start to stoop.
A tail soon develops
And his arms begin to droop.

Six trillion billion years ago
Cro-Magnon’s cave is home
Where pterodactyl soar
And the brontosaurus roam.

Four trillion billion years ago
Monkeys become bees.
Man becomes a monkey and
The bees become small fleas.

Two trillion billion years ago
A single life-cell group
Mutated then transitioned into
Thick primordial soup

One trillion billion years ago
There remained some dull green fuzz.
A little bang transpired then
From something …nothing was.

9th grade Science Class --
Students, please review these facts. There will be a test on Monday.

Inspiration from:
Romans 1:20-22 For since the creation of the world God's invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse. For although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God nor gave thanks to him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened. Although they claimed to be wise, they became fools.

written for a writing challenge
© Beth LaBuff -- June 2007


Catrina Bradley said...

LOL, Beff!!!! Too fun. I was reminded of The Planet of the Apes, for some reason. :)

Lynn Squire said...

This is excellent! Way to go.

Hoomi said...

Another metered masterpiece. You have so much fun with these, and I can't help but have fun reading them.

S.C.(S.Harricharan) said...

Heehee! Too funny! I ABSOLUTELY loved this, wonderful stuff! I loved the meter, rhyme and the way it all went back to...nothing. LOL! What a fun read. ^_^

Joanne Sher said...

Oh, Beffy - this is BRILLIANT (as always!). You just have a way with this style of poetry. LOVED this.

Sherri Ward said...

Ha, made me laugh! Very cute, with excellent point.

Patty Wysong said...

(Waaaa! I didn't realize I was THAT far behind in reading! Yikes!)

I love it! Fun and just right!