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I Was There That Day

He saw a speck of yellow
fluttering about in the meadow.
Deciding the sky would still be there
he jumped down from the tree
and felt a whoosh air
escape his tiny lungs.

The boy got a closer look
at what he surely mistook
for a flying fleck of dust.
He leaned his head down low
to see the speck had tiny wings.
And oh what uncensored joy
that bit of knowledge did bring!

It had alternating stripes
of yellow and black.
And though his zany flight course
was difficult to track,
he followed his new found friend, the bee,
with glassy observant eyes.
His untamed joy was plain as day
as he spotted the bee
zoom straight into a hive.

(and oh the buzzing!
that frantic buzzing oh so alive!)

His massive boulder of an eye
peered inside one of the hexagonal holes
He beamed, in high soprano,
the very essence of his childlike soul,

"I see by all this glowing honey
that you, my friend, have been quite busy!
Surely your supply is more than ample,
may I not partake a tiny sample?"

What happened next you need not know
for it all took place so many moons ago.
You could say from that moment on
the boy no longer elicited a joyous song
when catching sight of a bothersome bee.
Perhaps the boy ran from the house,
holding in his arms, his mother's crockery.
Maybe a delightful evening took place
as he drank the golden syrup
for his tongue to taste.

Who's to say for sure?
(If your memory's foggy
just ask the bird.
Surely he could recite the scene
word for word).

All I know is that I was there that day
in that distant memory...

... so very far away.



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  1. Date: 5/21/2013 11:18:00 PM
    This is an awesome write! Good job!

    Hicks Avatar Timothy Hicks
    Date: 5/21/2013 11:21:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Jordan! :)
  1. Date: 5/18/2013 12:13:00 AM
    this is a really cute surprise of a poem. I Like it MUCHO. I too had a similar BEE experience as a child. HOpe it won the contest. Luv, Andrea

    Hicks Avatar Timothy Hicks
    Date: 5/18/2013 12:31:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I was too late to enter into it... but it was fun nonetheless! I have an irrational fears of bees and I wanted to put into words in a very lighthearted manner... a bit Dr. Seuss-ish I know... but what do you do? Thanks for reading me tonight :)
  1. Date: 5/17/2013 9:21:00 AM
    Haha! Cute! And a lesson well learned: Stay away from bees! lol!

    Buil Avatar Caleah Buil
    Date: 5/24/2013 9:55:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Lol! I may be half Cuban but I have NO IDEA what you just said. No habla Espanol??
    Hicks Avatar Timothy Hicks
    Date: 5/17/2013 3:01:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Bees es no bueno! Si? Lol...
  1. Date: 5/17/2013 8:21:00 AM
    Love it!

    Hicks Avatar Timothy Hicks
    Date: 5/17/2013 3:01:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    And I love to see you check out my work... :)
  1. Date: 5/17/2013 8:07:00 AM
    You got your butt tore up by some bees is what I think...haha. Enjoyed this very much, Timothy!

    Hicks Avatar Timothy Hicks
    Date: 5/17/2013 3:00:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Lol, Caleb! Well I have an irrational fear of bees (I honestly don't know why... their stinging doesn't hurt all that bad)... but they are the only insect that makes me jump like a little school girl... haha.
  1. Date: 5/17/2013 8:03:00 AM
    This was a very catchy piece. Quite the ride.

    Hicks Avatar Timothy Hicks
    Date: 5/17/2013 2:59:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks! It was extremely kid-friendly (to the extreme)... not what I usually write, but I'm happy it came out like it did... you are very kind!