Thursday, November 5, 2009

A Bumblebee's brush with death

Ok, I've tried my hand at something different here. It even has a moral that God cares for all his creations. I hope you like this poem. :)



Tangled in a wide spider web,
Struggled a big fat bee;
It buzzed and kicked in all its might,
But was sprawled in the cobwebs maze.

Far across, from a distant pole,
He saw those mighty legs;
Death crawling, with creepy eyes,
He knew of his helplessness.

Cornered, looked the poor sad bee,
Far into natures face;
The flowers blossomed in joy of spring,
Beckoned him all in glee.

Desired; yellow and brown stripped bee,
To fly in his state of bliss;
Kiss fresh daffodils in prime of spring,
And dance with his friends in hives.

Came the hairy giant spider,
Dressed in green fluorescent daze;
Poison glistening from her fangs,
She cocooned the fear filled bee.

Depressed, seeing the lush green grass,
Laid our beige sweet bee;
Poison surging through his veins,
He sat stiff; for impending death.

Soon, out from space somewhere,
Came forth the gardener’s hand;
Lashed his tool at the cobweb there,
And soon free, was our fine sweet bee.

10 comments:

Tushar said...

Ha! Wandering Gypsy... wonderful write...
the details of each aspect of nature here.. be it the bee, spider or the gardener... real clarity of vision there...sharp vivid strokes!:)

And of course the twist in the end... ur signature line!

Tushar said...
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arpita said...

lovely..
wonderfully weaved..
loved the 'U' turn at the end..

Gaurav said...

Good write...
The way the pace was kept between present n future in every stanza was impressive..
Have not read lots of your writes cos I am new to this, so can't compare it to any early ones. :)
And the twist in the end was thoughtful....

Rohan said...

Whooa.. God cares for all his creations !! - so very true , beautifully written mate,really good job !

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Akanksha said...

Didn't like it much.
Though I appreciate the style u have taken up. Personally I like the way this one is diff from all the others, as in it is very childish and somehow just not u. Though in some places u go back to being u.
Could be better.
Don't ask me how, scholar.
Wish it could make me - ":)"

The Wandering Gypsy said...

Yes, its not my best for sure :) Lately, I'm just trying my hand at a different style. If it doesn't work out, I can always go back to being me :)

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No.More.Misery said...

A beautiful poem. (:

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