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    My Dream of Being a Leaf-Cutter Ant

    I dream of building a subsurface maze,
    scooping out loads of earth, constructing roads,
    great humps and hills and highways. Holidays
    are absent from my dream. The warm abodes

    I’ll fashion from the soil will last for ages.
    Born from an extraordinary mother,
    my million kin and I will earn no wages
    yet jolly in our job with one another.

    We’ll cut up leaves and lug them to our lair
    and feed the greenery to wholesome fungi
    gorged on by our larvae. We’ll take care
    of all our waste so nothing’s ever grungy.

    I dream I am an ant. I dream of leaves.
    I dream I sip their sap and lap their juices.
    I dream that each of us (big, small) receives
    just treatment from the queen, which reproduces

    enough to keep alive the colony—
    a colony which trumps the human race.
    Olympian limbs rocket me up a tree
    and all my sisters’ faces are my face.
    Last edited by M.T. Ranter; 04-18-2016, 08:36 PM.

  • #2
    MTRanter, I love this poem. I also wrote one on ants (fire ants) and it also had a dream. My poem is way toooo long. I have to cut many
    leaf lines. Uncanny. Mine needs a lot of fixin.

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    • M.T. Ranter
      M.T. Ranter commented
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      Thanks, Brainwreck! I would love to read your poem. I shall look for it.

    • Brainwreck
      Brainwreck commented
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      I have to do some major cutting. It is way too long. The name of it will be" Anthillville" USA

  • #3
    Congratulations on your win. A fine example of rhyming poetry and marvelous story line. Very community.

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    • #4
      Congratulations! Very creative. :-)

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      • #5
        Congratulations! This is my favourite of all the winners. I love how you represented an old topic in a new way.

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        • #6
          Nicely done M.T. Ranter! Congratulations!

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          • #7
            Many thanks, Reason A. Poteet, AlexandratheLate, Tyger, and RhymeLovingWriter.
            I appreciate your kind words.

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