Tuesday, 20 March 2012

ANTS


A zigzag line moving slow but steady
straight to my kitchen shelf
heading to the bottles of sweets
Ants, irritating and infinite.
Creepy things found my well hidden munchies
Brushed away, splashed lotions
Fired, vacuum cleaned.
A week passed, but that zigzag line continued
I was exhausted but they never perished
My eyes were moistened
Perseverance
Honesty
I will put your share aside
For you shared that wisdom of life
And touched my soul within.

16 comments:

  1. In one corner of my thought i too had a plan of writing about ants ...cherished when i saw your poetry!:) lovely!

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    1. Thank you....write yours and share the link....

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  2. A lesson wrenched from the ants trial by trial and I relived it through the images of this poem. It is a lesson not without humor, and one I failed to learn from my own ants. The power of poetry! Thank you.

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    1. Thank you so much..nature has many hidden lessons.

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  3. Ants definitely know how to persevere. I observe mine as they trek back and forth to the hummingbird feeder, often falling in and drowning. I enjoyed this.

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    1. Thank you. So you are a keen watcher..I like to idle away sometime with nature....

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  4. A unique and philosophical poem - ants, of all things, reminding us about perseverance. Thanks for sharing this; I enjoyed it!

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  5. Persistant little buggers... enjoyed the perspective from above and then acceptance

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  6. oh those last four lines...wow!

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    1. Thank you Laura...I really was taken by their perseverance....

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  7. Perhaps we all should aspire to that level of persistence in achieving our goals!

    http://www.kimnelsonwrites.com/2012/06/18/tucson-summer/

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    1. Yes I do think so...thank you...

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  8. Good that you shared! Love this poem. Nicely done.

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