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Only God Could Love A Bumblebee

I think that I shall never see
A lovely poem written in defense of the bumblebee!
The ponderous and not so glamorous humble bee -
Obviously dreamed up by a senatorial sub committee!

An old stump that in summer becomes its deadly lair,
It flits about chasing little kids, settling in their hair!
It brandishes its fearsome stinger- its well-known bane,
And when stabbed in the fanny causes a heap o' pain!

It bumbles about with gossamer wings so delicately thin,
And upon its loutish face, notice that fiendish grin!
Such silly poems as this are composed only by fools like me,
But 'tis for certain that only God could love a bumblebee!

Robert L. Hinshaw, CMSgt, USAF, Retired
© All Rights Reserved

With sincere apologies to one of my favorite poets, Joyce Kilmer,
for my parody of his beautiful poem "Trees"!

Copyright © | Year Posted 2011




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Date: 4/21/2013 10:25:00 PM
this is very nice write Bob, there are a lot of bees where I live. have a great day and week ;} glad you like Caturday, I think I finally learned how to write a haiku ;}
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Date: 7/8/2011 11:44:00 AM
I enjoyed reading your amazing poetry today Bob. I hope you have a wonderful weekend filled with good health, love, laughter, and loads of inspiration. Love, Carol
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Date: 5/20/2011 12:20:00 PM
Just had to favorite this one Bob. Thank you for your kind comments. Love, Carol
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Date: 4/26/2011 7:57:00 PM
love your title and very true. enjoyed reading it. thank you for commenting on Brandon My Grandson
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Date: 3/24/2011 11:57:00 AM
It should have been named the The son of a B. lol. Good one, Robert. Lainie
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Date: 3/17/2011 7:39:00 AM
Awesome, Sarge. A real "stinger". Enjoyed. Ralphie
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Date: 3/16/2011 7:59:00 AM
wonderful parody, Robert! ME LIKES!
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Date: 3/15/2011 6:00:00 PM
Excellent expressive write Bob and am sure Joyce Kilmer would be fine with this parody .. those bumblebees surely make me run for cover but God created them for a purpose and we enjoy them as all of us enjoy your wonderful words.. appreciate the luv for my Easter entry luv..
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