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Watching an Ant

Here I sit, in a gentle summer’s breeze,
By a peaceful lake in soft green grass.
Transfixed on an ant following in line.
What is he doing? I pondered.
Where are they going? I thought.
Then he left the group and went astray,
By himself, I thought was odd,
As ants are always in groups of many.
I noticed he had found a small leaf,
Crawled around it, as if a prize.
Also near, a small puddle,
And some brilliant, emerald green moss.
He then stopped, and seemed to sit,
Much like me, on this summer’s day.
I then looked over, where he came from,
The train of ants had disappeared.
Perhaps they went off, to fight a battle,
And this one ant, felt it’s not right,
So he found his sanctuary,
… Just like me.

By: Greg Stanley
Written on December 14, 2011

Entry into the “In the Mood” Contest

By: Greg Stanley
December 14, 2011

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  1. Date: 1/1/2012 12:37:00 PM goes to my Fav poets list...

  1. Date: 12/24/2011 8:58:00 AM
    Hey,...let's gang up on Vie and await this so-called ROAD KILL poem she spoke of down below....ha ha. She's right,..poets can write about anything!

  1. Date: 12/24/2011 8:56:00 AM
    Greg...Congrats on this "buggy" write! I am fascinated by ants and I Spyed your title. Maybe, just maybe this lil fella was trying to teach you how to relax...he led u to his sanctuary...? Happy Days to u this Christmas. Poetry friends, Gwendolen

  1. Date: 12/22/2011 5:51:00 AM
    Congratulations on your super win in P.D.'s "In The Mood" contest Greg. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 12/22/2011 12:02:00 AM
    greg, this is a charming poem about watching an ant. Poets can find something to say about anything. That is so nice! Congratulations.

  1. Date: 12/14/2011 2:38:00 PM
    It is so nice to read a poem about summer when it is winter here in Toronto, thank you for warming my room with your ant story, I saw a squirrel today eat a piece of toast in the middle of the road she seemed unaware and unconcerned. Hello, road kill, but here she was not a care in the world, Maybe I'll write about it. Anyways, nice. Very nice. hugs,vie