The Ant Theory


Lost

so deep

inside

this life,

without

a book

to guide,

or

a sign

to mark

the door

into

the light,

which

we know

resides

beyond,

outside.


It seeps

through

the cracks

in walls,

constructed by

an architect

who enjoys

experimentation.


Scientific method

leads me

to form

hypotheses

filled with

hopeless confusion.


We were

designed to

fall to

our knees

before

the invisible,

untouchable,

irrational child

with a

magnifying glass.


Amplified light

can shine

so bright,

it becomes

unbearable,

so powerful

that we

ignite.



© copyright Ben D.A 2011

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BeyondMax 4 years ago from Sydney, Australia

I suddenly found myself in the twilight zone. =) Deep thoughts, Ben, certainly keeps you on your toes at all times! I like the poem a lot, it's so much fun, the construction and rhythm (if you ignore the double meaning =) See, how many sides it has!)


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BenWritings 5 years ago from Save me from, Tennessee Author

thanks gypsy :D lol


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Gypsy Willow 5 years ago from Lake Tahoe Nevada USA , Wales UK and Taupo New Zealand

Beautiful poem Ben, quite inspirational. Actually I love ants too!


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always exploring 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

Beautiful Ben. This is a reminder that we live in God's world and it shines, you do too.


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BenWritings 5 years ago from Save me from, Tennessee Author

thank you nikki, and yeah it seems we are just a game, an experiment to SOMEONE


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Nikkij504gurl 5 years ago from Louisiana

voted up and interesting. I liked the part saying we are like the little ants that a child plays with under a magnifying glass that get burnt up by the sun (whether on purpose or accidentally)... we are suppossed to be highest up on the foodchain, but we burn just as easily as ants...what if there was someone(something) bigger than us, looking down on us through a magnifying glass?


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Twilight Lawns 5 years ago from Norbury-sur-Mer, Surrey, England. U.K.

You certainly hit the point, the mark, on several levels.


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BenWritings 5 years ago from Save me from, Tennessee Author

thank you shalini :] that's awesome to hear


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Shalini Kagal 5 years ago from India

As always, a wonderful read, Ben!


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BenWritings 5 years ago from Save me from, Tennessee Author

thanks so much poetvix :] I'm glad people enjoy reading it more than once


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poetvix 5 years ago from Gone from Texas but still in the south. Surrounded by God's country.

This one was well worth the second read. It was very interesting, powerful even. Awesome!


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BenWritings 5 years ago from Save me from, Tennessee Author

Acer - thanks a lot for your comment, as always! I will try to continue shining...haha


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BenWritings 5 years ago from Save me from, Tennessee Author

Cardisa - yes, I did intend for the bold words to have somewhat of a message by themselves, thanks for noticing and for the comment :D


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BenWritings 5 years ago from Save me from, Tennessee Author

Ian - thanks for the comment, Sir.

With this one, I kind of had a double meaning with that light shining verse. Hard to really explain...but it referred to both the negative and positive sides of God.


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BenWritings 5 years ago from Save me from, Tennessee Author

mark - thanks for the visit, and I appreciate the feedback :] and yeah, it's a bit sick, isn't it?


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Mentalist acer 5 years ago from A Voice in your Mind!

Ignited by the light,

To find within,

Mine is just as bright...

Shine On Ben.;)


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Cardisa 5 years ago from Jamaica

Ben, I think I'm crazy but I saw two messages here. I read the whole thing then I went back and read those words that are emboldened and they read well too, it's like a hidden message in the original message.

Well...maybe I am crazy...lol


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Twilight Lawns 5 years ago from Norbury-sur-Mer, Surrey, England. U.K.

Definitely a "read more than once" poem.

I like the idea that "amplified light can shine so bright, it becomes unbearable", with the implication that "ordinary" light can illuminate, but too much... and you're buggered.

That' my handle on it, anyway.


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The Suburban Poet 5 years ago from Austin, Texas

Hey man... excellent work on this. I like the idea of the random nature of a child toying with us; almost like the dolls in the movie Toy Story when the mean kid comes in and starts ripping off heads and arms... then the looking glass with the heat burning us while we live....


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prashant angiras 5 years ago from shimla(india)

You are right BenWritings ,this creator plays tricks on us or we are the part of the game already set.I loved the way you have written this poem.Voted up !


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BenWritings 5 years ago from Save me from, Tennessee Author

thanks chanroth :]


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chanroth 5 years ago from California, USA

Beautifully written! Well done! Vote up!

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