Little ant, so small and insignificant Yet in numbers up an elephant’s snout How easily you make him indisposed Lesson to learn: strength in numbers Maxim to remember: unity of purpose
Oh termite, thou destroyer of civilizations! How mighty when surreptitiously you creep in Such ingenious civil engineering feats everywhere Orderly highways with neither jams nor congestion And tall imposing castles kissing the air proudly Result: new architectures plagiarizing your prototype!
And you wasp of constricted waist and mean toxin You make no attempt to hide or disguise your dwelling Yours is a house built upon a hill for all to see and tremble They say when a man has no obvious protection keep away Lest you trigger subtle forces that mesmerize and pulverize you Lesson from this: commandos are modern day human wasps
Everybody owes the bee everything, from sweetness to health The bees a-buzzing speak of persistence and how it breaks barriers In the end you listen because the message is ceaseless and urgent And oh sweet bee of the hot sting shot from your posterior No cordon bleu chef anywhere can ever approximate your finesse Your formula and patent are hedged with natural mystery Lesson to learn: the bitter and the sweet in judicious mixture!
Now little man recently so puffed-up and conceited and ever so inadequate Hear ye this and know it well lest you stumble and fall into dark precipices You’re nothing and you’ve created nothing; there’s a prototype of everything In nature’s wonder store of huge surprises and unassuming wisdom Lesson from all this: one day the other world will rise up and assert it itself So steer your course differently and beware of those who bide their time Grim in their purpose and determined in their unshakable resolve