Ant Father:  ” ‘Mountain must move’ Big Man said today.”

Ant Mother:  “Did he mean us?  The place we stay.”

Ant Father:   “He said this mountain is in his way –

And off he went to get the spray.”


Down the hole scurried Ant Father and Mother

Taking with them every sister and brother

They shouted warning to one another

“Go lower, slide, hide, take cover.”


The fury was great, soft dirt did blow

The mountain they build was rendered low

The mud came rolling in a mighty flow

Only a tiny light continued to glow.


“Now its all over,”  they said with a grin

“Everybody get to work, let’s do it again.”

They scurried and hurried and made such a din.

They loved their life’s work – annoying men!


Fun with Michelle  January 15th prompt “mountain must move”




About oneta hayes

ABOUT ME Hello. To various folks I am Neat’nee, Mom, Grandma Neta, Gramma, Aunt Neta, Aunt Noni, Aunt Neno, and Aunt Neto (lots of varieties from little nieces and nephews). To some I’m more like “Didn’t you used to be my teacher?” or “Don’t I know you from someplace?” To you, perhaps, I am a Fellow Blogger. Not “fellow” like a male or a guy, but “fellow” like a companion or an adventurer. I would choose to be Grandma Blogger, and have you pull up a chair, my website before you, while I tell you of some days of yore. I have experienced life much differently than most of you. It was and is a good life. I hope to share nuggets of appreciation for those who have gone before me and those who come after me. By necessity you are among those who come after me and I will tell you of those who came before. Once upon a time in a little house on a prairie - oops, change that lest I commit plagiarism - and change that “house on the prairie” to “dugout on the prairie.” So my story begins...
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15 Responses to WHY ANTS STAY BUSY

  1. Too funny. Thanks for sharing!

  2. dawnlizjones says:

    I LOVE this!!! May I use it on my site???

  3. Thank you for the giggles! So funny. You are a brilliant poet!

  4. Faye says:

    Thank you for the fun blog. Cheers!

  5. calmkate says:

    yes I also totally enjoyed this, well done lovely one!

  6. ~M says:

    Nice one! 😉

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