Same as us... As me...

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Ants are no much different from us afterall...

Submitted: December 03, 2011

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Spurred on by boredom, I watched on... Perched atop my bed, it was my only source of fun... Watching the trail of ants that marked the landscape of my wall... Orderly... So unlike me... They had something doing... I didnt... The familiar feeling of jealousy fast taking over... They couldnt be better than me... I was the human and they the ants... How come they dared to be busy while I wasn't? I felt it stirring deep within me... Envy was the name... Green the colour... Nine out of ten on the scale of jealousy... Bitterness was the trend... It had to end... The order jst had to end... I was the human, and they the ants... So out of d blue a hand struck... A hand like mine... Coated with jealousy... The hand was mine... An ant was soon by the abdomen stuck... Panic-stricken, the orderliness quickly broken... The trail momentarily disrupted... My ego pacified... I was in charge... An unseen force... The human... They were just ants... Mere ants that didnt know better than to quickly regroup... The trail born anew... Order re-established... They cared not about the unseen force... Life went on... I was the human... Not as powerful as I thought... They were ants... They cared not about the human... Feeling defeated, I watched on, as the ants laboured tirelessly... Worked silently... With a trail as perfect as it was orderly... Until an ant broke free... With satisfaction I watched it wander farther from the trail... To freedom... I could almost hear it heave a sigh of relief... Free to do as it wished. Far from the shackles of restrictive rules... An ant after my very heart... My ant... With a bond of affection quickly forged, I bade my friend a safe adventure... Far from the trail of ants that did not notice its absence... No one knew... No one cared... It was just another ant... But I felt what it felt... We were not so different after all... I was the human... But that solitary ant was like me in a way... From a hiding place I hadnt noticed, came danger... Danger in a gecko's form... A quick swipe of its tongue and my ant was gone... Forever lost... The gecko disappearing as swiftly as it had appeared... Gone with it was my ant... That ant that won my heart... Farther away, the trail continued... No ant knew what transpired... None cared... It was just another ant... I felt disgust rising... They were ants, but no different from selfish humans... They were the same as us... And my late ant, same as me... They were absorbed in a meaningless trail... I failed to see its importance as did the ants. A life ought to be more important than a crazy trail. \"Crazy ants!\" I muttered... If they heard me, they didnt show it... They cared not about the human watching them... The human that just wouldnt understand... They didnt expect me to... They were ants... And I was just another human... So different... Yet so similar... They were ants... I was human... Not the human... Just another human...


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