Ant's Queue Poem by Sathya Narayana

Ant's Queue

Rating: 4.8

A demon garbed as human
raped a lame and naive woman!
The earth didn't crack! !

Maimed was a common man
when for justice he raised slogans!
The Heavens didn't go down!

Goes on the long ant's queue
even when one ant is trampled
under savage hooves.

No stopping; no looking back,
no nerve to swerve and to rebel.

They yearn to live; to survive
as long as they can with no strife!

No airs about their ancestors
who together slew a vile serpent!

Care not of what they can attain
united when they retaliate.

Plead they, with dour candour
"Ants cannot fight wild beasts! "

Goes on thus the long ant's queue! !

Thursday, October 16, 2008
Topic(s) of this poem: snake,together,unity
Rajaram Ramachandran 24 October 2008

Ants have more discipline in their tribe than human beings. There are workers and queen in every group. They march like soldiers and fight when occasion calls for fighting. You have given a rich tribute to these ants.

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Ivor Hogg 25 October 2008

You well present your argument although you couch it in free form you recognise he precedent become established as the norm the rich will take more than their share and thus the poor man goes without. If you expect life to be fair You are a fool I have no doubt. Injustice is the poor mans lot. Because the rich men make the laws They must protect what they have got Which is thought that gives me cause. to think perhaps the ants know more than men will give them credit for They do not exploit their own kind as do the tyrants of mankind

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Seema Chowdhury 25 October 2008

No stopping no looking back..... yes that must be the notto of our lives and with courage and hope we can survive in this world of today.......

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Egi David Perdana 26 October 2008

a beautiful prasa, great stanza,10

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Ants may be very sall but thereare more ants than humans and the fire ant is the deadliest.But the mighty always trample the little ones until we learn compassion.

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Sochukwu Ivye 16 October 2017

Aha. This is beautiful rich. I quite agree with Maia Padua on you. A poet with sharp perception of his surroundings you are. Marvellous portrayal.

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Rajnish Manga 19 September 2016

The example of ants has a great bearing on the lives of human beings. We need to come out of that ants' queue syndrome. Thanks Sathya ji. No stopping; no looking back, no nerve to swerve and to rebel. Care not of what they can attain united when they retaliate.

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Kesav Easwaran 04 November 2009

This is written very have a theme in your tell that in your last lines...the 'ant' comparison you bring into is really striking...intelligent write...neat diction...10

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John Weber 28 October 2008

This strikes me as a very spiritual work. On a personal level, I enjoyed it immensely! If I chose to change anything, it would be one word. The line, 'Heavens didn’t go down' would perhaps work better as 'Heavens didn't fall down' or perhaps, 'Heavens didn't collapse'. There's a bit of a double entendre to the phrase 'go down' that seems prevalent in English society, a subtle connotation that may be misconstrued. Minor nit-picking, of course... Again, I can't rave enough about the theme of this one, the need to step out of line and fight the injustices we see every day. Even though an ant is small, he can still lift ten times his weight and is so small he can infiltrate where large beasts cannot. Yet the struggle is universal; good men try to live in harmony, evil men strive to build a network of control meant to dehumanize. All in all, a valid analogy! I found it profound with dissatisfaction at the ant's complicity to the boot that grinds.

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Interesting. Thanks for sharing. Nice use of words also. -Brie

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Sathya Narayana

Sathya Narayana

Nellore, Andhra Pradesh
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