"Ode to a Beetle" - A Rap

This is a song

about a noble beetle

Not by the Beatles

but those that roll dung
And that is not all

they roll it upward on a hill or plain

pushing the dung with hind legs

while on their endurance journey

Creating a perfect, round ball

shaped like the moon and sun

Revered in ancient Egypt

they were divine

because they pushed those balls of dung

in a very straight line

guided by forces

of Moon and Sun
No way, you say?

well, now we even know

Did the ancient Pharaohs know

we would be doing this rap

on the dung beetle

their sacred scarab?

Henri van Bentum