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Haiku to the Bee (Haiku Inspired)

Updated on September 25, 2016
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Honey Bee's Lament


I have written a Haiku-like poem, with a question and its answer. This is dedicated to the honey bee and its danger of becoming extinct.


The Honey Bee Asks:


Why am I dying? Butterfly answers.

Reasons are many, my friend.


Is it pesticides? Just part of the cause.

There are others more to blame.


Is it changing winds? Weather is a part.

You are used to calm climates.


Is it the wild bees? African bees harm.

More reasons than just a few.


Is it pollution? The wastes are many!

Man needs to clean up his act.


Is it the virus? The bees deadly strain.

You will need new medicines.


Is it tall towers? The antennae harms.

Your health is harmed much.by this.


Why must I now die? Your help saves the world.

Without you all will then die!


PLEASE HELP ME SURVIVE! I WILL SING OF YOU.

The butterfly bowed his head.


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      Shannon 4 years ago from Texas

      You are clearly passionate about honeybees. This is a great poem. :)

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Very nice and the mystery continues, but I hope someone figures it out soon. Today the bee...tomorrow????

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      whonunuwho 4 years ago from United States

      Yes my friend, we must keep trying, and together, we will solve the problem.

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      whonunuwho 4 years ago from United States

      Thank you shanmarie for your response and yes I am passionate about this issue because it affects us all,and our very lives depend upon how we preserve our bees.

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      Martin Kloess 4 years ago from San Francisco

      Thank you for this beautiful poem to keep our attention on a big problem.

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      whonunuwho 4 years ago from United States

      Thanks for stopping by, and each person's voice has a big effect upon something being accomplished. whonu

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      Shauna L Bowling 4 years ago from Central Florida

      What a creative way to bring this to point. Great job!

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      whonunuwho 4 years ago from United States

      Thank you my friend, It is long overdue and needs to be brought to the majorities attention. whonu

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      Deb Hirt 4 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      The bees are such great pollinators. Without them, we would lose so much. Your poem has expressed such good concerns, and now it is up to us.

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      whonunuwho 4 years ago from United States

      Thank you my friend, and yes, we must all pitch in and do what each of us can to help preserve our bees. Our own futures depend upon this. whonu

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      Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

      Brilliant ;voted up and shared.

      Eddy.

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      whonunuwho 4 years ago from United States

      Thank you for the kind words,Eiddwen. whonu

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      ignugent17 4 years ago

      I do hope in your simple ways the honeybees will hear forever.

      Voted up and useful. :-)

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      Dianna Mendez 4 years ago

      Thanks for bringing this to our attention. The honeybee is an important part of our world. I just had to have cups of lemon tea with honey for my sore throat this week, what a difference the honey makes!

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      whonunuwho 4 years ago from United States

      Thanks for stopping by teaches. We really need to tell all we can about the loss of our bees and how important they are to the life cycle of all. whonu

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      whonunuwho 10 months ago from United States

      My Haiku-like poem about the endangerment of the honey bees...

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