THE HUMBLE BUMBLE BEE By Robert Hewett Sr

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This is another of the poems I wrote for a young lady's 9th birthday. The moral to it is don't give up on something you think can be done just because others say it cannot be done.

THE HUMBLE BUMBLEBEE By

Robert Hewett Sr.


Watch closely the odd shaped Bumblebee dart.

with a body too fat and wings too short .

Scientists all say it is easily seen,

this creature is not a flying machine.

Oh yeah, watch it now hovering so still,

a helicopter cannot match this Bee's skill.

Watch it dart about like a streak of light,

this Bee surely knows how to fly all right.

Look now , wow; it makes flying look easy,

Its wings are so fast they make it breezy.

This Bee is living proof for you and me,

science can’t top Natures' agile Bumblebee.

If you are told that something can’t be done,

that if you try it you will look real dumb,

just say, “watch the small humble Bumblebee.

God’s proof that the impossible can be.”

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davenmidtown 4 years ago from Sacramento, California

Very well said!


Mozelle Osborne 4 years ago

The beauty of writing poetry is a poem can come from any source. Your Bumble Bee poem is an interesting one. I have written since I was 10 yrs. and I still love poetry.


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ROBERTHEWETTSR 4 years ago from Louisville, Kentucky Author

Hi Mozelle, thanks for reading my poem. Are your poems on the web. Do you belong to a poetry site? Robert


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Gloshei 4 years ago from France

Lovely poem I wish I could find writing as easy as you.

Lovely I bet the 9year old loved it.

Thankyou for sharing.


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Senoritaa 4 years ago

Very nice message. I think another hidden message in this poem is that everyone is special in their own way, like this bumble bee was capable of hovering so still that the helicopter was no match for it.


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ROBERTHEWETTSR 4 years ago from Louisville, Kentucky Author

Thank you Glosher for reading my poem. Writing is easier when something is fresh in your mind or you give it your complete attention with a purpose in mind. Write me anytime I may be of assistance to you. Robert


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ROBERTHEWETTSR 4 years ago from Louisville, Kentucky Author

You are right Senoritaa, everyone is special in their own way.

The Bumblebee gets a bad rap. While it will sting you if you invade its nesting area, it usually will dart away if it encounters you and you swat at it. Thanks for your very helpful comment. Robert


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Pamela Kinnaird W 4 years ago from Maui and Arizona

I like your poem and I like the photo you chose. I had the opportunity this past summer to get some really good shots of a bumblebee going in and out of one flower after another. My little camera captured practically none of it.

I like your breezy, happy poem. Voting up and awesome.


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ROBERTHEWETTSR 4 years ago from Louisville, Kentucky Author

Thank you Pamela. I found this on photobucket.com. I have a better one, a side view, but could not find it when I published this hub. The Bumblebee is a fascinating flying machine. Robert


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natures47friend 4 years ago from Sunny Art Deco Napier, New Zealand.

Hi Robert. Great poem. Bumblebees are clumsy at flying . I sometimes must get in the way of their flight path...they crash but keep going. They cannot control their direction in an emergency...lol

Voted up and awesome. Any person would love this, not just nine year olds.


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ROBERTHEWETTSR 4 years ago from Louisville, Kentucky Author

Hello Natures47, thanks for dropping by my site. I will be over to read something of yours. Robert


Michael D. Small 4 years ago

Enjoyed this bit about Nature. Nature is beautiful and phenomenal in so many ways. Makes me wish I was younger again where I could really enjoy the great out doors.

Many years and many miles in the back country, but alas, I have slowed down. Now, bits like this make me reflect on the beauty of our world. Thanks Robert.


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ROBERTHEWETTSR 4 years ago from Louisville, Kentucky Author

Thank you Michael, I share your feelings on this matter.


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goego 4 years ago from Loserland

Just what I needed today... Very nice


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ROBERTHEWETTSR 4 years ago from Louisville, Kentucky Author

Thanks GoeGo for the nice comment and for stopping by my page.


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Gloshei 4 years ago from France

Had to come back and have another read, I love it.


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ROBERTHEWETTSR 4 years ago from Louisville, Kentucky Author

Thanks Gloshei for your very nice comment.


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HLKeeley 4 years ago from Charlotte, NC

This is a wonderful poem. I never looked that way at a bumblebee. Usually it ends up with me swatting at it. LOL

I printed this out and added it to the beginning of my scrapbook. I am so glad you told me about this. Truly amazing.


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ROBERTHEWETTSR 4 years ago from Louisville, Kentucky Author

I am honored that you like my little poem. It is the most viewed of all the poems I have posted on my hubpage and still gets 3 to 5 views per day. I am sending you a message with a publishing opportunity if you are interested. I hope to keep in touch with you. Robert


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frogyfish 4 years ago from Central United States of America

How true and sweet, for that little 9 year old. I'll bet she never forgets your poem!


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ROBERTHEWETTSR 4 years ago from Louisville, Kentucky Author

Thank you Froggy, I have lost touch with her, but I am pretty sure her mother has kept all of them for her. Thanks for reading my poem.


Vincent Moore 4 years ago

Yes indeed we humans can learn a lot of lessons from insects. I am always amazed by bees, butterflies, ants and so many other amazing ambassadors of the insect world. Not only is the bumblebee an amazing aeronautical achievement but also a producer of an energy, life saving nectar called honey. How sweet it is:-) A great lesson learned not only for a child but for all humans who study the mysteries of flight. Well done, bravo, voted UP and shared.


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ROBERTHEWETTSR 4 years ago from Louisville, Kentucky Author

Thank you Vincent, the Humble Bumble Bee is the most viewed of any of my poems. Thanks for dropping by.


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ashleeosborn 4 years ago

A strange source of inspiration, but you've made the bumblebee inspiring to me. Wonderfully written with a unique idea.


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ROBERTHEWETTSR 4 years ago from Louisville, Kentucky Author

Thanks Ashlee, your comment made me smile. I grew up in the country with Bumblebees around all the time, so I feel close to them. I was never stung by a BumbleBee. I cannot say that for a honeybee.


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AudreyHowitt 4 years ago from California

I loved this piece and can see why so many people read it--shared this!


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KarenCreftor 4 years ago from Kent, UK

That is so sweet and with such a great message too :) Voted up, awesome and shared

~Kaz x


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ROBERTHEWETTSR 4 years ago from Louisville, Kentucky Author

Thanks Audrey, that is an awesome comment. This little poem has exceeded all of my expectations.


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ROBERTHEWETTSR 4 years ago from Louisville, Kentucky Author

Thank you very much Karen for this wonderful review comment.


House plant 3 years ago

Although they are beautiful and have their purpose here on earth.

I tend to stay away from them, because one stung me years ago.

A very creative poem about one of God's creation .


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ROBERTHEWETTSR 3 years ago from Louisville, Kentucky Author

Thanks House plant, Bumble Bees actually rarely ever sting a human, but they will buzz you and should you actually put your hand on one he will sting you hard. They are remarkable creatures.

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