In eighteen hundred and thirty one
when Charles was only twenty-two
he sailed upon the Beagle’s run
to chart the lands and ocean blue.
Collecting samples on the way
of creatures, plants and fossils found
he drew and wrote his notes each day
of all the life-forms that abound.
This five-year trek to foreign lands
made Darwin sick, which wasn’t good.
But dedication, task in hand,
he always did the best he could.
Returning home, he thought a lot
and started to experiment
to test his theories, note and jot
what everything he learnt had meant.
His famous book was published in
the year of eighteen fifty nine.
The Bishop said it was a sin
and contravened the Church’s line.
“On The Origin of Species”
was published, eighteen fifty nine.
This work on Evolution still
amazes us as most sublime