Acrostic to Honeybees

Good bye my friend and thank you for this last rose.
Good bye my friend and thank you for this last rose.

H O N E Y B E E S

O N L Y a small portion does remain.

N E V E R will return when they are gone.

E M PT I N E S S will be the refrain.

Y O U and I may search in vain.


B U T alas, we shall not find.

E V E R Y soul shall to heaven flee.

E V E R Y memory left behind,

S O R R Y F U L, though we all may be.



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bravewarrior 3 years ago from Central Florida

This is so sad. Are the honey bees really on their way out? We have bee farms all over Central Florida.


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whonunuwho 3 years ago from United States Author

About 20% are surviving compared to 1940s tabulations. This is due to pesticides, weather changes, viral problems, African bees interference, and pollution of the atmosphere and water, as well television, telephone towers that kill the bees when emitting high frequency waves.There is much to be done to improve these conditions and the bio-domes may help a lot. whonu


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Mhatter99 3 years ago from San Francisco

Very well crafted. My hat off to you.


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whonunuwho 3 years ago from United States Author

Thank you my friend, Mhatter, and well received. whonu


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Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales

A wonderful Acrostic ;voted up and thoroughly enjoyed.

Eddy.


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whonunuwho 3 years ago from United States Author

Thank you my friend and glad you stopped in. whonu


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jhamann 3 years ago from Reno NV

Well done. Jamie


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whonunuwho 3 years ago from United States Author

Thanks Jamie, glad you stopped by. whonu


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aviannovice 3 years ago from Stillwater, OK

Oh, my. I didn't realize that they were this close. Luckily, I know a few people that keep hives of them, so they won't be gone for a while(I hope).


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BlossomSB 3 years ago from Victoria, Australia

Yes, it's a sad commentary, but so true. And as the population grows we need more honey, not less.


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whonunuwho 3 years ago from United States Author

Yes Blossom,and the time is growing short for us to provide safe habitats for our bees. whonu


Silkekarina 3 years ago from Germany

Poems for the honey bees? How about concrete action? But that would get in the way of our comfortable lives. We need the car to fetch our groceries and the aeroplanes to go on holiday (or vacation as you call it). Are we going to cut down on the use of power stations or what about those petrol powered lawn mowers that are retrieved from the sheds regularly on Sunday morning? How about the factory exhaust fumes and the soil pollution, not to mention the electronics industry that churn out new computer systems several times a year? Where do the old computers end up, definitely not all in the third world? As the only specie with actual thinking and reasoning brainpower, one would assume we would be able to use our brains to prevent catastrophes not just come up with remedies for our stupidity. We can, of course, wait for The Almighty to give us the answers, but I thought that was the reason why he gave us functioning brains.


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whonunuwho 3 years ago from United States Author

I agree Silkekarina. My poem seemed to get your attention and perhaps others will respond and also take part in doing something to help preserve our bees. I have had many responses and praises for this simple poem and it was my intent to draw this attention! Thanks for responding. whonu


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whonunuwho 3 years ago from United States Author

Please make a list of the ways we may protect our honey bees. Much appreciated. whonu


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whonunuwho 2 months ago from United States Author

Honey bees are in danger even more...

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