A Thousand-Legged Worm

Bureaucracy

Bureaucracy

The other day, while absent-mindedly listening to the news on television, a little folk song popped into my head. It was one of a collection of songs on a children’s album I had had as a child. I’d always thought it was just a silly, stupid little song about a millipede. I enjoyed the song as a child because of its absurdity. Really, why would a worm with one thousand legs be complaining about trying to get around on nine hundred and ninety-nine legs instead?

But when the song popped into my head unbidden recently, I suddenly had a flash of insight into what the song was really talking about. Well, what it seemed to be saying to me at that moment, anyway! Folk wisdom has a way of remaining hidden but immortal.

The Thousand-Legged Worm

Said a thousand-legged worm, as he gave a little squirm,
“Has anybody seen a leg of mine?”
For if it can’t be found, I shall have to hop around,
On the other nine hundred ninety-nine!”

Hop around, hop around,
On the other nine hundred ninety-nine
“For if it can’t be found, I shall have to hop around,
On the other nine hundred ninety-nine!”

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A Thousand-Legged Worm

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2 responses to “A Thousand-Legged Worm

  1. definitely poisonous.

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  2. Are they poisoned or if they bite you do they leave a rash.

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