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Speak for the Bees

September 7, 2012
By Zooeee BRONZE, Atlanta, Georgia
Zooeee BRONZE, Atlanta, Georgia
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"Writer's block: when your imaginary friends won't talk to you."

I cannot drain the nectar from a wildflower.
I am unable to conjure a saccharine potion.
As hard as I try, my feet remain firmly chained to the ground.
Yet I am somehow
A bee.

My soul lives in a bee.
My reveries flit across the land as honeybees.
My mother and father, sisters and brothers, all worker bees alike.
Their buzzes mourn this life I’m living.

They beckon me to join them.
Haunting me, calling me
To leave behind this corpse of my body.

The hive.
Illuminating my life in a way no sun could.
The light paints itself behind my eyes,
Tainting Hell with golden hues.

I must speak for the bees.
Translate their buzzes and dance.
Dance for the ones who no longer can.
I must put this down in poetry so that I, too,
Can become one with the bees.

The author's comments:
This poem was written in the point of view of a man in a portrait I saw. He was shirtless and covered in bees, and this was the story I imagined.

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on Sep. 13 2012 at 9:10 pm
Crimson_Willow GOLD, Fresno, California
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"One person's craziness is another person's reality." ~Tim Burton

i love this. i can almost hear the emotion in it. its so beautiful.

taylor1226 said...
on Sep. 12 2012 at 5:37 am
taylor1226, Alexandria, Virginia
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This is interesting.:)