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A TOILING ANT (Poem #264)

Did you ever watch an ant toiling away so hard,
Trying to get from one place to another in your yard?
He often follows a long line as the leader knows the way,
And not for very long is he in one place to stay.
As he scurries along over hot concrete and tar,
He never really seems to get all that far.
His load is so large that you are simply amazed.
And if you step near him, he surely will run craised.
His hill grows bigger and bigger with dirt piling about
As for the other ants, their job is flinging it out.
The food he will bring to strengthen the force
Will be welcomed indeed; that is, of course,
If he wasn’t snatched up while heading back to the Queen
And forever and nevermore remain to be seen.
© Copyright 8/1/1999 by Jean E. Gorney

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Sarah Rose Hall More than 1 year ago
Ants are interesting 
ARUN MAZUMDER More than 1 year ago
nice work
Hasmukh Mehta More than 1 year ago
and caych the scene of sects carrying load
Jean Gorney More than 1 year ago
Yes, I have and they really work hard. Thanks for reading my poem.
Stella W More than 1 year ago
Insightful--  Excellent write
joulnar khaldi More than 1 year ago
Saffron 11 months ago
Very descriptive and true! I enjoyed this
Jawahar Gupta More than 1 year ago
Where have you Gone for such a long time?
Hope to read your more poems,
~~~~~~Jawahar Gupta ~~~
Jean Gorney 3 months ago
Thank you so much. You encourage me to try some more. I have been grieving over my son being murdered and couldn't get inspired.
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