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



Author's Note

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

Any comments are greatly appreciated.

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It never fails to amaze me, how well organized and industrious this wonderful insect is and how loyal to their queen. Now here is a poem, that captures their essence completely and lends such a human touch to them. "For now to a petal and my death will I lay" so sad, yet the queen will not lack for such loving little servants. A poem with perfect rhyming verses, telling the story with such flair. Enjoyed and appreciated so much!

Posted 2 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Doodley

2 Months Ago

Thank you for reading and reviewing, Divya. Just a simple piece this was. Written to break writers b.. read more



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It never fails to amaze me, how well organized and industrious this wonderful insect is and how loyal to their queen. Now here is a poem, that captures their essence completely and lends such a human touch to them. "For now to a petal and my death will I lay" so sad, yet the queen will not lack for such loving little servants. A poem with perfect rhyming verses, telling the story with such flair. Enjoyed and appreciated so much!

Posted 2 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Doodley

2 Months Ago

Thank you for reading and reviewing, Divya. Just a simple piece this was. Written to break writers b.. read more
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 2 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Doodley

2 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 2 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Doodley

2 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 3 Months Ago


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Doodley

3 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 10 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Doodley

10 Months 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


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Doodley

1 Year Ago

Thank you for reading and reviewing, Dani. I appreciate your kind words on this piece. Happy Holiday.. read more
The way you contrived this perfectly rhymed poem on dauntless & duty bound bee and his queen is truly cherish-able. Valiant till death and his purpose was served. Keep them coming :-)
Nothing can be more pleasant than this. That motivating touch that I look in poems always lies here in your writing…I missed reading your poems, Doodley! Your writing doesn’t seem to have any saturation point. It keeps getting better every time you read. A very heart rending piece!



Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Doodley

1 Year Ago

Thank you for reading and reviewing, Manasvini. Welcome back! A very kind review for this piece.
Given that bees are vanishing, I was a little primed for such a message, but you took this (delightfully) in a completely different direction. Nice rhyme & rhythm to show us the natural bee lifecycle, personifying the narrator bee with abundant personality. Good job busting thru the writing block.

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Doodley

1 Year Ago

Thank you for reading and reviewing, BG. I appreciate the kind review.

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