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The Swimming Gorilla – Suz

This is cutting edge improvisational blogging. We call it –

“Whose Blog is it Anyway ?” 2 – The Unanswerables

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Whose Blog is it Anyway? 2 – The Unanswerables

Why “The Unanswerables” ? Because the titles assigned to my guest improvisers don’t have an exact scientific answer or they are just zany and off the wall.

Do not expect fact here. Do not expect the truth here. This is creative writing for FUN, HUMOUR and for those with a SENSE OF HUMOUR. It’s cutting edge IMPROVISED blogging, not science weekly or the historian’s gazette.

The guest improvisers were assigned titles by me, and are therefore NOT necessarily experts or even actually FOR the topic they are writing about. They all did however “YES, AND” the challenge which is the spirit of improvisation and what we’re doing here.

We’re not interested in your critical appraisal, it simply isn’t required. It is in fact IRRELEVANT to the context of improvised, for fun creative writing. Stop taking yourselves so seriously.

So without further ado …


Her Highness – The Majesty Royal And One Stupendous Blogger

Suz is lovely. I don’t know how or when we first became friends, but she seems to like my photography, so that could have been it.

Suz is currently running her own series of interviews with bloggers that she knows – Fellow Blogger. It’s definitely worth checking out, there’s lot of interesting things about many cool bloggers.

She’s been my top commenter for some time now, and I think she may spend more time on my blog than I do. For this challenge we’ve got a lovely submission from Suz, it’s swimming gorilla poetry style.

You can find Suz at It Goes On blog.

Please give a warm welcome to Suz.


Don Charisma Warning Improvised Writing Warning Improvised Writing

The Swimming Gorilla


From the mind of Don Charisma
An incredible task was set
My brain has fried
I almost died
To meet the challenge …. yet
I did it!!

Please enjoy



It’s terribly hot here in Summer.
It causes all kinds of distress
From florid face to sweaty pits
To various states of undress

The sun it just keeps on shining
The people in vain hide away
In darkened rooms with cooling air
Where ceiling fans holding sway

The beaches fill to overflowing
With people keen to cool their blood
They slop on sunscreen, pull on hats
And drop on towels with a thud

They hop across the scorching sand
To reach the water fair
And dip their toes in the cooling brine
And breathe the salty air

Humanity swirls all around
It really is quite bizarre
That those who wish to cool down
Lay beneath this blazing star

Yet whilst humans lay, and swim and play
Primates at the zoo grew hot
Amongst the murmurs of discontent
Some began to hatch a plot

The beach spied from the highest tree
Growing straight against the wall
Offered hope and respite
If they heeded its siren’s call

Beneath their hirsute suits they simmered
The weather now beyond a joke
The decision made, they scaled the wall
Escaping quickly at a lope

It wouldn’t do to go there naked
The crowds would be so scared
Swinging by the local stores
They stole some underwear


The waves upon the shoreline beckoned
The bathers were aghast
As a horde of hirsute primates
In underwear tore past

They loped toward the shoreline
Their eyes upon the prize
Of foam-flecked waves advancing
So blue from reflected skies

Just a dip is all they wished
For them it was such a win
For the world it was a revelation
That gorillas could actually swim


My name is Sue and I write as It Goes On 🙂

BY Suz, blogger extraordinaire at It Goes On blog.

Notes for commenters:

Comments are invited. BUT you are reminded that this is a public blog and you are also reminded to think before you press the “post comment” button. 

DO NOT post outbound links in my comments whilst “Whose Blog is it Anyway? 2” is in progress.

Good manners are a mark of a charismatic person – so please keep comments civil, non-argumentative, constructive and related, or they will be moderated. If you feel you can’t comply, press the “unfollow” button and/or refrain from commenting.

I read ALL comments but can’t always reply. I will comment if I think there’s something that I can add to what you’ve said. I do delete without notice comments that don’t follow rules above. For persistent offenders I will ignore you permanently and/or report you.

Most decent people already know how to behave respectfully. Thank you for your co-operation on the above.

Warm regards, Don Charisma

59 thoughts on “The Swimming Gorilla – Suz

  1. I’m definitely enjoying the notion that Don gave similar topics to a couple writers. It’s so fun to see each direction with the topic. The poem is fantastic, original, and you’re the first WBIIA entry that I can recall using it. This is such a fun read! Kudos!

    1. I got nervous when I realised that some of us had the same titles but I think the comparisons are great, just shows how differently things can be perceived and translated. Clever man that Don bloke!!!

    1. Haha. Did you know that in London and somewhere in the US they have a gorilla marathon every year? Amazing what you learn when you google ‘gorillas in bikinis,.

      1. That’s right. Something that hangs around and is difficult to get rid of…. I was only thinking of other instances where animals are used in descriptions. Such as raining cats and dogs…

      2. Yes I have a friend in London, uses that one all the time … and we use the raining cats and dogs too … so for next challenge you want “How to get this monkey off my back” ?

  2. Suz; Sue – Suzie —–A POEM!!! YAY!!! I loved it – loved it! The visual you created here is just gorgeous and splendid and all that stuff – 😀
    What a wonderful thought – poor sweltering critters!! I dare say they had the entire waters edge to themselves right!.

      1. Thank you my dear sirs. That took a lot of blood, sweat and tears and in this climate any loss of fluid is not good for your health 🙂

  3. Здравейте! Труден е контактът между нас поради бариерата на езика. Това е хубаво казано – да не гледаме на себе си толкова на сериозно. Но в България е трудно да се живее и постепенно губим чувството си хумор.

    1. Понякога е трудно да се смея на себе си, когато нещата около нас не са толкова големи. Аз съм доволен, че аз бях в състояние да ви накара да се усмихнете.

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