First Flight!


Flying AntsYesterday I sat down on the grass in the sunshine with a cup of tea. Something stirred and I was shocked to see thousands of flying ants being cleared for take-off. It was the first time they’d used their new wings yet they didn’t crash or collide with one another. Despite their wingmen attacking my arms, I was filled with awe…

How do they do it,
Without air traffic control?
They take off altogether,
And perform a barrel roll!

No “Roger, Wilco!” radio calls,
No autopilot – right!
No safety checks to ground them,
Or passengers in fright!

So if you see flying ants,
Salute them as they pass,
It’s us who need assistance,
They just need some grass!

© Baldock Bard 2013
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