An Irony of Bees


She gives of her life

    For the sake of the hive:

Her goal gives meaning to life.


The hive and the queen,

    Both must survive!

This be the reason she’s alive.


No thought of the Self.

    No saving of Soul.

No purpose to reason the Goal.


There! so much    depends

    On Each Little Thing:

Each goal, each reason,   a purpose.


If one is

  what one eats

Oughtn’t she

    One sweet honey be?





revised 11 May 2013

©2013, Marvin Loyd Welborn



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