Watching the Ripples Radiate.
Author: marshalg

Chapter 47




An ant is just an ant my son

An impact it wont make

But a million ants will move the world

A conviction you won’t shake.

An ant is still a living thing

It eats, it breaths, it works

It runs in an environment

Where the hostile spider lurks.

It works in regulation

With a thousand brother ants

To a strict cooperation

That achieves communal stance.

An intelligence is present,

A timetable has been set

This organized endeavor

Makes it’s success an winning bet.


An ant makes love, it rears it’s young

It grooms it’s brother’s hide.

And if enraged an ant will fight

A foe a thousand times it’s size.

It’s glittering antennae

And it’s shiny compound eye

It’s economy of movement

And compulsion to deny

Involvement with any cause

Apart from that one sent

By the Queen Ant’s regulations

At the Ant God’s monument.


 I am moved with admiration

For this tiny creatures heart,

It’s commitment to community

And resolve to set apart

All individual aspiration

And selfish action of it’s own.

To gather condiments for nest and Queen

Compelled forever more…to roam.
Mangere Bridge
17th May 2008


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