Monday, September 30, 2013

BEElieve

Susie prompted us to write a poem on the book Secret Life of Bees.  Susie:  "Today we are talking about bees or I should say, The Secret Life of Bees,  by Sue Monk Kidd. It is a coming of age story of a young girl, Lily, who faces loss, abuse and racism in 1960's southern United States."





 
 
       BEElieve
 
 
Invisible seeds plant                  
                                            chains of doubt
                                            imprison one's thoughts 
                                             of equanimity
                                            suppressed wisdom lurks...
                                            drones and workers in the land
                                            of fear and honey,
                                                              Sticky thoughts gathered                                             back to the hive,
                                                     stagnation stunts growth                                                      
                                                             Weed Earth's garden                
                                           grow humanity
                                            Educate your colony
                                             Bee different      
                               winds of change ring sweet      
 Let the buzz be Freedom~
 
 
 
 I wrote this poem years ago, about Martin Luther King's dream.  I tried to write a different poem, but found it fit the prompt better than anything else I wrote.   So, I am guilty of tweaking my poem.
 
 
 
                 

14 comments:

  1. To bee or not to bee... we still walk around chained to each other in doubts and all that fake honey on the shelves that fool us thinking it is just as sweet... we are still trying to tweak that poem...

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    1. Nicely put! Thank you L. Edgar :D
      Yes, there are a lot of bees in the mix of this equation!

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  2. I really like the way you have used words associated with bees in a different context to express your ideas in this poem. There is a lot of hope in your vision as expressed in the final stanza. It should be as easy to make it a truth by which we live.

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    1. Kerry-Thank you! Yes, when I saw the prompt I remembered this poem, so close to both subjects I knew I had to tweak it. Thank you :D

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  3. Love you're tweaked poem! Perfection!

    "Bee different!"

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    1. Hi Yolanda!
      Yes Beeing different is good or should I say sweet?! ;D
      Thank you!

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  4. It really is wonderful! I'm so glad you chose to tweak it for today.

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    1. Hi Razzamadazzle!
      Thank you so much :D

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  5. I LOVE this poem! Fantastic, kiddo. I also like being able to find the comment form easily, hee hee.

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    1. I had to tweak it...similar subjects! Thank you so much! I originally wrote it for Martin Luther King's Dream speech. Yes, I know...still trying to decide what to do about the other blog!

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  6. I like this. "Let the buzz be freedom" indeed.

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  7. Very clever throughout. I think it is a great idea to go back and tweak a poem - especially one written years ago. I find they need massaging usually anyway, as I have hopefully grown in my knowledge of how to write poetry.

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  8. Hey Ella,

    Congratulations! You won an autographed copy of Merciless from Brandon Ford, on the Halloween blog posted Tuesday. Send me your address and I'll get it to Brandon. My email is yolandarenee@hotmail.com

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