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what it means to be a bee.

Updated on February 27, 2016

I am your queen

hey!, bee.
go, get me honey.

In you, i sense
a sparkling passion.

I see in thou,
my own growth.

innocent to worldly ways,
tuned to my ways.

By challanges, i've imposed,
i'll streach thou limits.

i'll sense your emotion.
by showing little appreciation.

your mistakes, i await.
cause, none is above it.

though you work like a donkey,
I make it a mockery.

You know now,
how i'll grow upon you.

if you carry on, i'll still gain,
else, its your pain.

i will reproduce, give birth.
to gain my own girth.

For you are my pawn,
i am your Queen.

Grown to an organization
thence, rules are common.

so hey!, bee.
go, get me honey.

© 2015 Hari Prasad S


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      Hari Prasad S 4 weeks ago from Bangalore

      Thanks Tamara. Love your appreciation note.

      - hari

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      Tamara Yancosky Moore 4 weeks ago from Uninhabited Regions

      Such a fresh, and uniquely original poem, Hari! Love it!



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      Hari Prasad S 2 months ago from Bangalore

      Perfect analysis nellieanna. Both the thought process hold it's place to the T.

      Amazing comment. I am so happy to read your appreciation.

      Can't thank you much for your time and effort.

      - hari

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      Nellieanna Hay 2 months ago from TEXAS

      The situation this poem subtly describes is not an easy one!

      At first it seemed to have begun with the Queen bee ordering the worker bee to do her bidding, to ‘go, get me honey,’ plus she sees and exploits the worker’s enthusiasm and innocence, all for her own benefit and growth of her power.

      But, on that first reading, it also seemed to have concluded with the worker ultimately earning and being promoted to the position of Queen ordering a new worker to serve and to “go, get me honey,” and to grow in the service.

      But on another reading, it now becomes quite apparent that, in this case, it remains the same Queen and worker relationship, except that, in the process of serving, obeying, and following the rules, the worker has lost some innocence to become aware of what is happening, and he is conditioned to it and acceptant of it, even though it means being taken for granted without appreciation of his service rendered.

      But, along the way, he has gained the valuable understanding that it IS how the system and the organization work, which must be accepted. This could free him from the futility of fighting it and struggling with the inevitability of its winning out, and allows him to express himself more fully in other satisfying ways, such as writing about it, even while he continues to serve the Queen bee and the organization.

      Perhaps that is the wise conclusion. But I wonder.

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      Hari Prasad S 8 months ago from Bangalore

      Thanks Roopa for appreciating. It all came in one shot after making sense out of situations.

      - hari

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      Roopa Prasad 8 months ago

      Beautifully written Hari!!! Love the way U portray ur thoughts and send across very meaningful messages! Does a lot of good to the readers!

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      Hari Prasad S 2 years ago from Bangalore

      :-) Thank you sir.

      - Hari

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      Vishnu 2 years ago

      A quick go at Bee-School !

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      Hari Prasad S 2 years ago from Bangalore

      Thanks MsDora for you comments. It is true that organization is more about intent and leadership.

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      Hari Prasad S 2 years ago from Bangalore

      Thanks DDE for visiting this hub and appreciation.

      - Hari

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      Dora Weithers 2 years ago from The Caribbean

      I like the comparison and we'll get some o' that honey if we're organized.

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      Devika Primić 2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Lovely hub about our precious bees.

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      Hari Prasad S 2 years ago from Bangalore

      Thanks surabhi. appreciate your comments.

      - hari

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      Surabhi Kaura 2 years ago

      Cool, Hari. You have a great talent to describe things with analogies.

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      Hari Prasad S 2 years ago from Bangalore

      thanks jodah for visiting my hub.

      we are the bees. the working clSs. queen is any organization, that always in need of money to run the show.

      - hari

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      John Hansen 2 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Hari, Cool and different poem. Let's save those bees. Is that honey bees or money bees?

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      Hari Prasad S 2 years ago from Bangalore

      Thanks Manatita.

      I think all organization are run that way. Nothing wrong though. Cause that is the way it is.

      You done it again being the first to comment. Thanks a lot.

      - Hari

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      manatita44 2 years ago from london

      Interesting one Bro. You're broke? Cool Hub.