Milking Ants

By dwells

Indentured ants to think a chance
For crumbs of cake: they give, you take
A picnic of extravagance
Their vision that you know is fake

We kneeled and bowed before a blade
In Camelot – remember then?
Misfortunes made and now we fade
To legend, when we lived as Men

Common chattel morphed to cattle
Freedoms lost without a battle
 

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Copyright 2017 dwells
Published on Monday, June 19, 2017.     Filed under: "Satire" and "Poetry"

Author's Note:

A bit of a mixed-metaphorical reach, cheers! - Dan
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  • Devil lyn On Tuesday, June 20, 2017, Devil lyn (376)By person wrote:

    I gather that we [as humans] haven`t done enough to prove ourselves worthy or perhaps we have if we allowed ants to continue to thrive and legends like those in/of Camelot to continue echo`ing in eternity even long after our death. Whatever the metaphor, Dan, you captured it well:) ... ink on, Dev!

  • dwells On Wednesday, June 21, 2017, dwells (5416)By person wrote:

    We are the indentured serv.ants of old, hoping for our piece of the pie in the sky. After so many centuries we have changed somewhat from social insects to cattle; following the herd. The Middle Ages of legend (when we were men) was only a transitional phase. Cheers Dev and others, who took time to ponder this and comment. Let the rest eat cake :)

  • Kaiser Black On Monday, June 19, 2017, Kaiser Black (980)By person wrote:

    I admire a man who can work Camelot into a poem of current events and days gone by. You're a true magician dan.

  • Drea On Monday, June 19, 2017, Drea (1168)By person wrote:

    There is always a message in your words. Your writes are always clever and observant. This was no different.

  • midnights voice On Monday, June 19, 2017, midnights voice (193)By person wrote:

    All battles are lost in the end . All lose as we are nothing more than "Dust in the wind"

  • Bornfrompain On Monday, June 19, 2017, Bornfrompain (277)By person wrote:

    Nicely done! - BFP

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