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Bee Afraid Bee Very Afraid (limerick)

Updated on September 4, 2013

Stan died and was just twenty three

The cause of his death was a bee

This small insect’s bight

Such screams would ignite

For walker of tightrope was he


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      Mona Sabalones Gonzalez 3 years ago from Philippines

      What an ending! This is a good piece of wisdom to bear in mind when walking a tightrope...

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      Victor W. Kwok 4 years ago from Hawaii

      It's scary how such small creatures can be so deadly.

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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 4 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      Bees are great in their right place, but they can be scary - and how much more on a tightrope!

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      Deb Hirt 4 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Scary, but true!

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      Romeos Quill 4 years ago from Lincolnshire, England

      Is ' Stan ', the twenty-three year old ladybird? Am I reading this right? lol!!

      If not, then anaphylactic shock by bee sting, as alluded to by your other fine commentators can indeed induce a deadly reaction.

      R.Q.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

      This is close to what happened to me yesterday, i was washing a window in my garage when a wasp flew in my face, causing me to fall off the ladder, not hurt, but MIGHTY sore...

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      kidscrafts 4 years ago from Ottawa, Canada

      Allergic reaction to bees can be quite deadly indeed! I heard of some cases!

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      Devika Primić 4 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Allergic reactions to bee stings causes death and that is scary, sometimes you don't know if you are allergic only when it is too late do others see it.

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Watch your step! LOL

      drbj....great comment!

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      drbj and sherry 4 years ago from south Florida

      Was Stan performing in a flea circus by chance?

      If so, I did not know they were open to ants!

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      ocfireflies 4 years ago from North Carolina

      my sister goes nowhere without her epi pen-thank you

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      Shauna L Bowling 4 years ago from Central Florida

      It can happen. My friend's mother died of bee stings. :-(