Treasure Island

Paul Cutting

(11/26/58 / New Haven CT)

Bee or not the Bee


The way it came to me was very strange to explain
it traveled to me through me on its way to my brain
a quiet thought brought a loud proclaim of an energy
many of you would say was insane
however, nevertheless I confess that I did not protest
the best that I could have or should have a lot

So I wondered and pondered and thought it quit odd
as I sat on my lounge chair in my back yard
with the Sun in my face and a slight crisp in the air
what would happen to Earth if man was not here

Well lets see the bees would still buzz and the trees
would still breathe through there leaves with the much
needed oxygenate in the air that it leaves
the dogs and the cats, the frogs, hogs and the squeals
in the tree would all be just fine with out us in the world

the Jungles would prosper with no poachers the Animals would thrive
then I thought of the hundreds of species that would still be alive
clean rivers would run the Sun would still shine
the Wales would fill the the oceans again in time

Now this thought really had yours and my Back to the wall
cause I could not come up with a down side at all
just then a bee buzzed by my head I went to swat the bee
Being the human being that I been

Then I stopped and I thought wait one dam minute
and within that minute I said to my self, you don't think, no
no It could not possibly be, that buzzing little fellow
was more important the me

Well what if the bees were all gone
what would it be like on that following Dawn
many things would be wrong many flowers and veggie would cease
thousands of species would die, well at least
world starvation may begin, that may even be the end of our self
Man o man how can man be so full of himself

So who the hell do we think we are
Driving around in our fancy smancy cars
Polluting the Air spraying our hair
as the layer of protected ozone diapers

Now wait just one minute there must be
Some good that we do, Yes there is Religion
No we screwed that up to

So I ask, a alas the Question
Directed straight in your
face
as almost Shakespeare asked in that famous
Play
who is more important to this Beautiful
Place
The bee or not the bee
that is the question of which we are
Faced
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< br>Prop's to Dr, Seuss & William Shakespeare

Submitted: Sunday, November 23, 2008
Edited: Monday, November 24, 2008

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  • Mark Dillon (10/7/2013 6:43:00 AM)

    Brilliant deduction and I cannot disagree with any of it.This should be drilled into the heads of all the industrialists. (Report) Reply

  • Mimi Brown (9/12/2009 3:56:00 AM)

    Good question to ponder, Paul. I like the way the poem evolved. Ending really hits home.
    Thanks. (Report) Reply

  • See Lee (11/26/2008 2:32:00 PM)

    bee or not be bee, you really bee i got to learn more from bee or not to bee
    thank you PC is so good poems I love it very much. See (Report) Reply

  • Hunter Dasten (11/24/2008 11:42:00 AM)

    I enjoyed the subject matter of your poem. Environmentally conscious poetry with a certain misanthropy. Keep it up, Paul. (Report) Reply

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