My Friends The Bees
by Murray Christensen
(Invercargill, New Zealand)
I love to eat some honey
I've loved it all my life.
I lick it off my fingers
And yes, even off the knife.
Bees have just always been there
Doing what they do so well.
But now thanks to human kind
We are damming them all to hell.
So if we care to keep them around
I know it's not too late.
Just change the way we farm our land
and leave the chemicals outside the gate.
Website owners comment: Thank you so much for this excellent poem, Murray! I completely agree with you about farming. We don't need these chemicals, and I also believe we need to re-think the way we view insects and other invertebrates generally. You might like my page about 'Beneficial Insects'.