Natures Army

by Cinnamonspice   Dec 5, 2011

Natures Army

The world is my home.
For a hundred million years
we have made an impact
on the worlds environment.
We are legion

Sight and sound play no
part in my society:
pheromones and chemical
host my communication.
We are ambiguous

We swarm from our nest
sightless and many, forging
the land for food, Our technique
is shock and awe
We are warriors

Armored tough, masterful
fighters with machete jaws,
Ready for war in preservation
of our colony,
We are omnipresence

A challenge from Gaurav a club member. Wasn't easy to step into the role of an Ant LOL

Poets notes:
In Japanese the word "ant" is intricately
written by linking two characters: one meaning
"insect,"the other meaning "loyalty.


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  • 6 years ago

    by Tara Kay

    How have I missed this Connie! My Apologies.

    Ants? It's a very unique topic to write about and very well done, for I must fathom the genius quality of this :)
    They are such amazing and talented insects, and you really captured this, each stanza was flowing and descriptive, just the way I like to read things,
    and once again, you really did justice to the topic given to you.

    I loved the opening and couldn't wholly guess the poem topic until the end, but that was part of what I really love about this piece, it just can be talking about so much in one stanza but add it all together and it could only be about ants.

    LOL, I am laughing now because I am picturing and ant and singing a phonics song we sing at my work, that goes A' A' ants on my arm, A' A' ants of my arm, causing me alarm LOL

    Back to the poem and I enjoyed this very much, what quality!


  • 6 years ago

    by Lonely Rider

    When I read the note the only thought that came to me was I could never have written so beautifully .... I think you wrote an amazing piece from the point of view of an ant. Very interesting read :)

  • 6 years ago

    by L

    Interesting topic.. and poem. I like it. Its interesting how many of us aren't aware of nature and how we can compare it to us as well.

  • 6 years ago

    by Meena Krish

    An interesting poem about ants and its feelings. You did an excellent job in writing this..well done!

  • 6 years ago

    by Liliana

    I think you did really good in your challenge, the title is a very creative way to refer yourself to ants good job :)