"Busy, Little Worker Bees"

Busy, Busy,
Little worker bee,
Day in and day out,
never living the life of Luxury.
Always slaving away,
for a day's measly pay.
Busy, Busy,
Little worker bee,
to bring home money
for the family.

We are all worker bees.
You have to work to be
part of the community.
The world needs its worker bees.
We make the world go round.
Without us to fullfill your needs,
the whole world would go down.
Who will cook and serve your food?
Who will run the factories?
Who will do whatever it is you do,
Busy, Busy, Little worker bees?

The world needs its worker bees,
it would fall without you.
Who will make and sell you your clothes?
Who will answer the phones?
Yes, the world needs me too.
We are all worker bees,
but who is the queen?
There's got to be a few...
Why, the queens are the worker bees
who happen to get paid more than you.

© Copyright NMJ 2013

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tammybarnette 3 years ago

Fantastic hub/poem. It would be nice if those at the top would realize they are only there because of the worker bees making thei ideals a reality. Henry Ford said he realized he had to pay his employees enough to buy his cars, my how things have changed. I went through a rough divorce about 10 yrs ago and worked in a sandwich shop, I did not make enough in an hour to buy one of those lunches, pretty sad. Thanks for such a great read:)


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Nikkij504gurl 3 years ago from Louisiana Author

yep, the smaller worker bees are very under appreciated. I feel ya, its a struggle, paycheck to paycheck just trying to pay bills and get by. Thanks for commenting.


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cleaner3 3 years ago from Pueblo, Colorado

Nikki, this is fabulous write my sweet. you are the worker bee of the hubs... who works hard to give her best to us in words. nice poem , I like it. We are all in the same Beehive , just trying to get by. Michael


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Nikkij504gurl 3 years ago from Louisiana Author

and trying not to get stung! lol


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cleaner3 3 years ago from Pueblo, Colorado

yep , I got stung alot.. ! lol


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Mhatter99 3 years ago from San Francisco

interesting poem. Really! As I was thinking the next line(s) seemed to respond to my thoughts. What a trip! Thank you


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Nikkij504gurl 3 years ago from Louisiana Author

Glad you could know what I was writing before you read it lol Thanks for the comment.


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Astra Nomik 3 years ago from Edge of Reality and Known Space

Awesome hub Nikki and I am in the mood to ask my boss for a pay rise now, after reading this. The worker bees never get the credit they deserve. It's weird because some of us worker bees actually love the work we do. Sometimes I feel the bee bosses know it and take advantage anyway. Have to run. Just saw a spider :P


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Nikkij504gurl 3 years ago from Louisiana Author

Haha Cathy! I wish I could get raise! Sadly it wont happen. I dont get paid nearly enough but I get by, as long as i can get my bills paid ya know, but then theres so much I want to do and buy and just havent had the money lately. I dont want to struggle from paycheck to paycheck ya know, so I have been trying to do more with my photography and I've had a few side jobs with that, even got a wedding coming up soon. Just hope i dont mess it up. Even with a job like photographer, I feel its still a worker bee, hard at work, but at least it is something the person usually enjoys. sometimes you have to deal with snotty customers, thankfully I have not yet, but At least you pretty much are your own boss. I wish I could do it full time and just leave this dead end office job. I would be a much happier worker bee lol


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Astra Nomik 3 years ago from Edge of Reality and Known Space

Yes we need to pay our bills, those bills can be a royal pain... LOL.

You are doing the right thing by supplementing your income and doing photography and weddings and portraits... you shoould give flyers or cards to friends ... put a few ads around some places...

Job seekers and students always need a photo taken for a resume or for a job application or legal docs...

Ask around to people who might do more of that stuff, you should add your name to bureau places.

I hope things get better and you have luck with it, Nikki. You are doing the right thing, so best of luck with it. You are very talented and creative. :)


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Nikkij504gurl 3 years ago from Louisiana Author

Thanks Cathy. I did make some business cards, gave a few out, and some to my hair stylist lol so how do you make money on your website to pay for your own domain? just through ads and stuff, I dont think I would get that much traffic.


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Astra Nomik 3 years ago from Edge of Reality and Known Space

I'm glad you made some cards, Nikki. Keep going like that. Word of mouth is important, and mentioning your photography to family or friends. Pass it along, as I'm sure somebody will want to hire a good photographer and writer.

I am smiling here, thinking of your hair stylist reading your card. Well, they do love posters of hair styles. Think big enlargements... and perms. LOL.

Oh it's only adsense so far, and the site is too new yet, but when I put my book on sale there, that will change.

I'm writing articles and features and blogs so that is always gains more readers. If I add new writing to it and tweet it on Twitter or mention it on Linked In, I can keep the traffic to 100 visits a day, as I have done thus far. And some of those visits go from it to my hubs to read them here, as I am seeing a rise in traffic.

Basically, blogs do work. I know the views and reads are small compared to others, but the website and blog are less than 2 weeks old.

In the long term, the website will pay for itself and then turn a profit for me. I just have to write a bit every day for it and feed it. :)


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Cheeky Girl 3 years ago from UK and Nerujenia

I used to be a worker bee and then I got a better job working for better "Queen" bees in a bigger hive, that paid more. I am still a worker bee but the pay is a damned improvement! LOL!

But behind this terrific written Hub, Nikki, I sense you don't feel appreciated. And I understand that feeling. Busting our ass for a company or boss that doesn't appreciate us - that can suck!

Get moving on the Photography and the Writing career Nikki. Astra is right! You have talent and so use it!

(PS, she added your web link to her new poetry site. I am looking at it now. She's nursing a flu and still got 230 reads yesterday! Holy crap!)


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DDE 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

Incredible insight to busy bees self-employed is hard work but at least you know it is not for someone else.


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Nikkij504gurl 3 years ago from Louisiana Author

Thanks Cassy. I miss talking to you guys. You and Cathy are full of good advice. Yes I know she told me she was going to put a link to my site on hers. Aww I'm sorry she is sick, hope she feels better soon, and that is a lot of readers. I dont think very many people see my site. I made a model mayhem account yesterday, waiting for approval, its a site where models and photographers can meet and get noticed. So I hope I can get more photographer jobs with this.


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Astra Nomik 3 years ago from Edge of Reality and Known Space

Hi Nikki. I am getting better now. *Hugs you* It's just the damp weather here. LOL.

Yes, I already added the links. You should update your website often and add things to it. Honestly, I am doing what both Fehl and Cassy advised me. And it is working.

Wow, the Model Mayhem things sounds Awesome. You did a very wise thing, Nikki. We are always happy to help however we can too. :)


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blaise25 3 years ago from close to you...

I wonder if you wrote this in the office without your boss, Nikki LOL Wow our minions are here heheh Yes we all are busy bees but then we could stop and just be Queen :p I can't forget about that artwork I saw from your other hub...think about it girl, you can be queen making those :)


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Nikkij504gurl 3 years ago from Louisiana Author

I am working on it..but its a slow process when yu got bills to pay


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AudreyHowitt 3 years ago from California

What a great commentary!

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