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 3 Days Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Doodley

3 Days 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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This poem carries a beautiful message of duty, honor, loyalty. It is very obvious that the days have come to an end when he is no longer needed to serve the lady. I see the death of this bee as a liberating one... An opportunity for the bee to royally relieve himself of his duties, his end may be the beginning of a more worthwhile life, an unknown one, but still - something to look forward and thus, his words are not of the end of his soul, but just an end to his current life, duty, affection, admiration, and love. Lovely one, Doodley.

Posted 11 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Doodley

11 Months Ago

Thank you for reading and reviewing, Sati. A very kind review. Welcome to my poetic domain.
This is a beautiful story simple and perfectly rhymed. The loyalty of the dutibound serving unto his last breath moves us in the end.
Some verses like " the last of my life force is moving away..... My climactic day" and " it has been ...........will I lay" fill us with immense empathy with your buzzing bee.
Here I see a very delicately presented valiance driving straight into our hearts. Very nicely crafted.
What a delicate push to the writer' s block.
So, can we expect another one soon?

Posted 11 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Doodley

11 Months Ago

Thank you for reading and reviewing, Bala. I appreciate your kind words. And yes, another poem shall.. read more
and she would have killed him anyway...don't queen bees do that...so this is better...he dies on his own feeling he has done his duty....very much a terrific allegory...humans have this same pattern quite often...the male kills himself trying to protect his mate...

nicely done...

j.

Posted 11 Months Ago


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Doodley

11 Months Ago

Thank you for reading and reviewing, Jacob. An impressive review as always. I am not sure if the Que.. read more
Very nicely rhymed Doodley! Loved it! You told a whole story and the rhyme and rhythm were perrrrrrfect!! Thanks for sharing this poetic ode to a valiant bee :)

Posted 11 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Doodley

11 Months Ago

Thank you for reading and reviewing, Andronicus. I appreciate your time and kind words. The revoluti.. read more

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Doodley

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