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Bees don't go

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Below is the poem entitled Bees don't go which was written by poet Gerard Jordan. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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Bees don't go

Bumbling along from flower to flower
Not sure what they do hour after hour?

Well, let me tell you where we'd be if they were to go
Four years at most and we're likely to follow.

A water melon made tasty by its hundreds of seeds
Every last one pollinated as one of the bees deeds.

Cantaloupes and strawberries, peaches and apples
Their specialness gone, despite your taste bud's grapples.

Cucumbers and squash, tomatoes, peppers and peas
They'd all lose their character without our lovely bees.

"We'll I don't like vegetables" I can hear some of you say
But those Cows, pigs, and chickens need grass or hay!

The one safe thing surely, are the clothes on your back?
Well, with no precious cotton you may just have a sack.

Can we be all British and have a cup of tea
Not if we say goodbye to our humble bee!

Our fragile world, about so little we know
Oh, our bumbling friends, bees don't go!

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  1. Date: 1/16/2014 9:05:00 PM
    So this is your very first post here! Cute one and the way you related it to the English and their tea. That was funny your calling me a poetry machine. I was just like you in 2000. I had only a few poems to my name. But taking challenges online forced me to just write. And soon I found myself doing it constantly. But usually no more than a few a week! Hope to see many more from you. You should see the contests here and let the themes inspire you!

  1. Date: 1/1/2014 4:12:00 PM
    Gerad, , I like your first poetic piece on the site, A nice warm WELCOME to poetry soup. Dropping by to invite you to my latest contest. You will find the contest page on the top left hand side* -Looking forward in following and reading your poetry. Hope to hear from you soon. You will enjoy the community, we are one big happy family. (Drama & Love. LOL) ~ Take Care!! From: your new poet friend @-> LINDA <-@

  1. Date: 12/30/2013 7:12:00 PM
    A very nice write Gerard, and thank you for sharing! I hope the bees don't go anywhere either.

  1. Date: 12/30/2013 11:29:00 AM
    Got to love those bees definitely a good read sending a virtual cheers over a spot of Tea. Happy upcoming New Year.

  1. Date: 12/30/2013 10:28:00 AM
    - Welcome to P-Soup, Gerard ! - Nice to read your first poem here. :)) - Hope you will have much pleasure to be with us. - Wishing you good luck - have a nice day! - (Comment on the poetry of others and they will comment on yours). - My first greeting to you from Norway. - I will come back to read more .... another day :) - All the best for the year 2014 ! - oxox // Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 12/30/2013 10:18:00 AM
    Hope you are enjoying the holidays, this was awesome, fun Gerard, different from other poems. I love it! It's lovely and has the true feelings, expressed from someone who cares about BEES. It is excellent for the readers!! Stopping by with a nice, sweet Welcome to Poetry Soup. Wishing you the best when it comes to your poems. I hope you get to meet all the nice poets around here. Starting with me. SKAT :-) Please drop a hello and tell me a little about yourself if you like. I would like to be your newest poetry soup "FRIEND". Hugs* SKAT"