Last Buzz of the Honey Bee

Last Buzz of the Honey Bee

A Poem by Doodley
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Valiant till death.

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My Queen, My Queen, the task is done,
Your kingdom is safe, the honeyed halls still run,
Your fountains of gold shall forever flow free,
And long shall you reign over the heart of this bee.


The raiders are vanquished, defeated and bled,
Have turned on their heels, deserted and fled,
Fear no longer in your heart the threat of their King,
Hear only the buzzing of triumph as we sing.


But alas now my Queen, bad tidings I bring,
For in the heat of the battle I gave all my sting,
The last of my life force is ebbing away,
And for me this shall be my climactic day.


And so with this last buzz I bid you adieu,
One final drink of nectar will see my life through,
It's been a pleasure, my Queen, to serve you this way,
For now to a petal and my death will I lay.

© 2016 Doodley



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Doodley
Just a simple poem to push past the writer's block.

Any comments are greatly appreciated.

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Zoe
Regardless of how aggressive they become when meddled with, those creatures are a wonder in themselves! Working with unimaginable coordination. I know this isn't much relevant to the the theme of the poem but this kind of reminds me of a queen bee fact. A queen bee does not die if she stings you while the other bees do die when they sting.That can be taken in various ways I suppose...lol.
This piece amazingly showcases the sense of responsibility in worker bees...which most humans lack. Great job!

Posted 6 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Doodley

6 Months Ago

Thank you for reading and reviewing, Zoe. Your thoughts do reflect the theme of the poem; the worker.. read more
Zoe

6 Months Ago

Ah, I thought there was some other reason behind its death.
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Honey bees don’t die so quick so this one must have put up a fight for what it believed in- what wonderful heart to protect and to die for it- soft and tender full of love- wonderful words🌹

Posted 6 Months Ago


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Doodley

6 Months Ago

Thank you for reading and reviewing, Thoughts In Time. I appreciate the time and kind words.
‘Thoughts In Time’🌹

6 Months Ago

Always a pleasure and I love your work🌹
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Zoe
Regardless of how aggressive they become when meddled with, those creatures are a wonder in themselves! Working with unimaginable coordination. I know this isn't much relevant to the the theme of the poem but this kind of reminds me of a queen bee fact. A queen bee does not die if she stings you while the other bees do die when they sting.That can be taken in various ways I suppose...lol.
This piece amazingly showcases the sense of responsibility in worker bees...which most humans lack. Great job!

Posted 6 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Doodley

6 Months Ago

Thank you for reading and reviewing, Zoe. Your thoughts do reflect the theme of the poem; the worker.. read more
Zoe

6 Months Ago

Ah, I thought there was some other reason behind its death.
You are welcome
I needed to read a good write to make my day, I decided to read my friends. When I came across this piece, i felt my lost muse return. Thank you for the inspiring write. This piece would make a great play and dialogue too.

Posted 10 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Doodley

10 Months Ago

Thank you for reading and reviewing, Mirror. I am glad this one inspired you. I appreciate the kind .. read more
Ah, this is quite refreshing! The simple rhyme and cadence of this poem combined with its humour really elevates it to something far beyond just "a simple poem to push past the writer's block". I love this!

Posted 11 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Doodley

11 Months Ago

Thank you for reading and reviewing, Abdul. This was just a writer's block defeater, hence the simpl.. read more
It's amazing how the drones obey their queen. thanks for this wonderful poem.

Posted 11 Months Ago


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Doodley

11 Months Ago

Thank you for reading and reviewing, Roxane. Quite amazing the synchronicity they share is indeed. I.. read more
To live, serve, and die with no regret whatsoever or had I knows...what an honourable bee that was. A befitting title "Last buzz..." it spoke of death not in the usual sad, heartbreaking way but in an accomplished, fulfilled and peaceful way which makes it really fun to read.

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Doodley

1 Year Ago

Thank you for reading and reviewing, Jerry. I appreciate the kind words.
Wow, a simple idea of life and bees transformed into this great one.

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Doodley

1 Year Ago

Thank you for reading and reviewing, Josie. I appreciate the kind words.
Josie E. Cook M. A.

1 Year Ago

Love to read poetry daily. You're welcome.
I'm a fan of bees Doodley, and a fan of well metered, rhyming story poems as well. What a wonderful story! I put my hand over my heart as I read about the brave soldier, giving his life to protect his queen and his home, the way all good soldiers are sworn to do. And WHAT A BATTLE! Raiders and vanquishing and honeyed halls; epic! And his dying words spoke of love for his queen

Posted 1 Year Ago


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Doodley

1 Year Ago

Thank you for reading and reviewing, Dani. I appreciate your kind words on this piece. Happy Holiday.. read more

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