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Antwerp The Ant

by Charles E Minshall

Antwerp the ant
Made a fatal mistake,
When he went for the chocolate
In my chocolate cake.

Well! I took care of it,
He won't do that anymore.
Not with my foot on him
Flat to the floor.

© 2007


Author's Note: I turned him into anty pesto.

Posted on 10/10/2007
Copyright © 2018 Charles E Minshall

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Michelle Angelini on 10/10/07 at 11:42 PM

Poor Antwerp. Guess he learned never to come between a man and his chocolate.

Posted by Graeme Fielden on 10/11/07 at 12:58 AM

too funny, Charlie... Poor Antwerp...

Posted by Quentin S Clingerman on 10/11/07 at 01:25 AM

LOL!! Got what was coming to him and it wasn't the cake!

Posted by Gabriel Ricard on 10/11/07 at 04:46 AM

Heh. Kick ass.

Posted by Anne Engelen on 10/11/07 at 07:20 AM

hahaha, witty author's note!!

Posted by Elizabeth Jill on 10/12/07 at 06:04 PM

what? —you've gone and warped Antwerp?
I would like a taste of that chocolate cake, btw!
ChArLie, you always know how to bring a smile into here! :) Jill

Posted by Julie Adams on 10/12/07 at 09:29 PM

reading your poetry always brings a warm smile to my face...your antics are adorable (pun intended)...peace, jewels

Posted by Kristina Woodhill on 10/13/07 at 03:07 PM

This is fabulously funny!! and I love the anty pesto p.s. hehehehhehhehehe

Posted by Kathleen Wilson on 10/14/07 at 01:56 AM

Well just watch out for his cousin pasto, Charlie--he comes from a big Antwerpian family of many generations. Glorious fun.

Posted by David R Spellman on 10/14/07 at 01:31 PM

Clever and humorous as always Charles - love it!

Posted by Mary Ellen Smith on 10/15/07 at 02:52 AM

Ah.... someone passionate about their chocolate! I think I have an Auntie Pesto....weird...lol.

Posted by Kristine Briese on 10/15/07 at 02:54 PM

Ha! Always such a joy to read something from you.

Posted by JD Clay on 10/15/07 at 05:35 PM

You certainlty know how to stomp out some cool poetry, Charlie. I like you whimsical style.

Posted by Brian Francis on 10/16/07 at 04:40 AM

Sounds like he had high hopes. Should have stuck to rubber tree plants. Great poem!! --bf

Posted by Alison McKenzie on 10/16/07 at 02:58 PM

I guess your 170lb (or so) self showed that ant's 1/10th of an ounce self who was boss! (You should be ashamed of yourself, picking on a creature so tiny and being proud of it!!!)

Posted by Melissa Arel on 10/17/07 at 12:49 AM

congrats on this poem being #1 this week. that ant had no chance, and you are reaping the benefits.. hehehe..

Posted by Gregory O'Neill on 10/17/07 at 06:45 PM

When all their individual contributions are added up, ants constitute up to 15 to 25% of the total terrestrial animal biomass...so individuality is rare, Antwerp seems to have left his...ah, mark...so to speak. Much fun Charlie, Thanks.

Posted by Dave Fitzgerald on 10/17/07 at 11:07 PM

He got his just desserts! Great write :)

Posted by Glenn Currier on 11/25/07 at 03:13 PM

Especially appropriate at this holiday season with all kinds of temptations for both pests and people... Good laugh... needed on this gloomy and cold Houston morn...

Posted by Tony Whitaker on 03/27/08 at 07:29 AM

The only thing I can say about your writing is I wish you would write more. I love your work!!!!

Posted by Jean Mollett on 05/10/08 at 07:14 PM

Hi Charlie, Great write. Poor little feller, he never had a chance. Guess the chocolate cake got the best of him, he had to have it.

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