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Go to the ants:man's imagination

  ‘‘ ...GO TO THE ANTS AND BE WISE.’’

Man's world,his words,man's Imagination:
Man's braggdocio is laughable,
He proclaims himself the wisest
But when we look at him,his ego;
We conclude: self praise is crap .


What is news to man
That has not aged with us?
What is his astonishing wonder
That is not a native of our  colony?


Does it not baffle him,
Where we find water to erect our temple?
If only he knew the number of chambers beneath
Then he would realise  his pride burgs
Are nothing but mere immitations.


The industrial revolution he prides
Tell me, how old is it with him ?
Behold , from the dawn of time
We feed this colony with bread
Baked from the ageless industry
‘‘Anted’’ by our able work force.


How often he cries of idle hands !
How many of them are not empty stomachs?
We only look at them and laugh;
Though in hundreds of  thousand we live,
Every hand here is happily engaged.


When Smith taught him division of labour
Did he claim to be our teacher also ?
Yet from the time immemorial
Ours is established division of labour :
The queen , the soldiers , the workers.


His  vessels at sea ; and so ?
When we choose to migrate
On top of seas we sail afloat
Defy gravity , defy tempest.


What is man’s jet that man is proud of it ?
Does he not see our wingers in the air daily ?
We do not crash like captain Tom and Jerry,
The first class graduates from his aeronutical institute.


Some of them brag of their arsenal ;
We have this information for them :
 Snails , snakes and rodents
Whose generals once brought war to our nest
No sooner they came than they enriched our sausage.


But when men carry arms against men
And bomb one another at will
In our feeling we petition :
Where is love among  Adams ?


Under our one roof thousands live
No gun shot, no bomb blast ;
No protectionism , no sectionalism;
No white , no black;
No race , no tribe , no ethnicity;
No any chicanery that characterises
Man’s daily life.

Man's world, his words; his Imagination?
For how long will he debate with God?
He insists : I am the wisest;
God insists : ‘‘... go to ants and be we wise.’’




 


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