The wonder of the worm

Worms are a free farm fertiliser protecting the land,

Creating a multitude of tunnels for the farmer first hand.

Worms do not have teeth but their mouths are muscular and strong,

One of nature's top soil scientists rarely doing wrong.


Biological pistons always there promoting earthly health,

Pumping air and water with incredible stealth.

Saints of the soil passing through the earth undercover,

Making life bloom in the darkness for us to discover.


They break down organic matter leaves and grass,

And leave behind organic castings on mass.

Castings or worm poop rich in nutrients worms dispel,

Guaranteeing  the healthiest soil possible always doing well.

Keep the worms happy look after their soil,

Do not dig, unless you have to ,respect their toil.


Earthworms form the basis of many food chains,

Preyed upon by many species for their gains.

Starlings,robins ,thrushes , gulls and crows,

Snakes, pigs and moles into their tummies the worm goes.


The weight of the earthworms on a farmer's field,

Could be greater than the livestock and their yield.

In one acre of land there are more than a million worms,

Providing nutrients to the earth as they wiggle and squirm.

When a worm dies and its body decomposes,

Continually supplies nutrients for the trees and the roses.


The worm has no legs ,ears or eyes

Its  achievement on this earth is quite a surprise

The wonder of the worm never ceases to amaze,

Constantly feeding the animals as they happily graze.









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<Deleted User> (19836)

Thu 6th Dec 2018 04:52

Great piece. Well structured, interesting and informative. Loved it!?

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Brian Maryon

Tue 4th Dec 2018 15:54

Hugh - a really good piece, not too heavy, and a distinct change from your usual style which shows you have more than one string to your bow.

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M.C. Newberry

Tue 4th Dec 2018 15:11

An informative and entertaining foray into farmland and wider pastures. I've occasionally wondered about the direction taken by
these rarely considered life-forms - does a worm turn? (recalling
an old saying).

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