Assumption: The Cunning Politician/Termite

Two crows were quarreling each other
Over a piece of bread!

One White Ant overheard that
And asked them: “My friends, why are you
Quarreling each other?”

1st Crow said: “I got this bread so it’s mine.”
2nd Crow said: “I showed him this so it’s mine.”

1st Crow: “I put my efforts to grab it.”
2nd Crow: “I advised him a way to grab it.”

Then, the White Ant said: “Friends,
Why don’t you part it equally? ”

Both Crows agreed!

But, the 1st Crow said: “If she divides she will take more.”
Then the 2nd Crow said: “I will get less for I don’t believe him.”

The White Ant said: “I will part it equally if you wish.”

Both Crows Agreed!

White Ant parted the bread equally.
Both Crows became happy.
They took their parts.
They said thanks to White Ant.
And the White Ant also thanked them.

The crows flew away taking their shares.

In the evening, both Crows came back
To the same place and found the White Ant sleeping.

1st Crow said: “See the poor White Ant is sleeping,
Because, he is too tired of parting.”
2nd Crow said: “We are too selfish,
Because, we didn’t give anything for his work”.

White Ant heard this
And said to himself: “Fools didn’t know that
I was eating while parting!

Oh, merciful God,
Let them quarrel daily over bread!”

Sanju Clement is a Promethean—poet—painter who hails from Kerala (India), land of gods, devils and monsoon too. His poetic and artistic invention is that he starts from the zonal heights of the light of Metaphorical Surrealism but he will land on the realistic feet of Metaphorical Realism, which truthfully mirrors in almost all of his poems and paintings. He is compiling his books of poesy on Love and Political/Protest poems. Read other articles by Sanju.