Written by Ian Redmond


Ian Redmond recites Silverback at Hope4apes at the Savoy

They say the world’s most awesome thriller
Is a screaming, charging, male gorilla.
Do you think you’d be brave enough
To calm this monster’s mighty bluff?

You should.

For it’s not the muscles and the bulk
That define this primate hulk,
But those gentle, chestnut eyes,
That make my spirit rise.

Exchange a glance with the mind there-in
And you will recognise your kin.
Learn to trust in one another
And soon, you’ll see him as your brother.

Ian Redmond.

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