Nature's Little Surprises


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When it's calm, when it's peaceful, don't be surprised at what you might discover!!!

Nature's Little Surprises

I went for a walk today
I ventured out back of the house
Took my own adventure down a lonely path

As I crossed deeper into to the woods
I began to see things that I hadn't noticed for a long time

I started recalling my childhood days of play
How my friends and I would build fortresses out of almost anything
I could recall vividly many of the sights and sounds of yesteryear

My senses became heightened by the nature that surrounded me
I suddenly dropped to the ground for no particular reason
I lay there in the leaves and looked up at the trees
Then nearby I heard a low vibrating sound

On hands and knees I crept closer to the source of my curiosity
There on a yellow flower buzzing all around was a bumble bee
Hello little bee I found myself saying without realizing the silliness of it
But the bee just went on about its intended business

I bent forward so that I could see all the detail of the world beneath my feet
Then the bee suddenly took flight and was gone
It saddened me a little to see it go

I fell back against the earth again with a quiet thud
The dirt smelled fresh, not a bit musty or stale
As I rested there I began to daydream

I was flying like a dragonfly, just racing along side a stream
The faster I flew the more of nature I could see and hear
Again I could hear the wings of the bee, buzzing as if it were beside me

That's because as I dozed the bee had calmly rested upon my head
It was actually very peaceful and therapeutic, so I remained perfectly still
It was surreal how connected I was with this unique insect

Then I SmAckeD the buzz out that bee
For without any freaking warning it stung the crap out of me

Did I mention that I'm allergic to bees???

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knight4696 commented on Nature's Little Surprises


LMAO!! :) This poem is awesome and what a hysterical ending! I love it .. straight to my faves!! :) Ken



Greattttttttttt - you so got my full intent! Thx my friend. Soul / Jeff

bluewolf commented on Nature's Little Surprises


Nature-tranquility within the beauty of this world; how I long to be enveloped within your fold and melt into your brilliance. A beautiful piece; save of course the bee sting and subsequent death.



BZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ - love nature, and all that the outdoors has to offer... was just enjoying snakes and gators last weekend at a nature reserve - not as scary as it sounds... peaceful and enjoyable. Thank you my new friend, I will certainly return the favor.

earthly commented on Nature's Little Surprises


Yes, every living can indeed be inspiring-I love how you started out all zen-like, then smacked the bee-I enjoyed reading your work-will read more-Namaste...Earthly



Why thank you my earthly and natural soulful friend... it is wonderful to be graced by your words... I shall read you too!

ginga commented on Nature's Little Surprises


OMG this poem was so serene and you know those pesky bees just when you call them hard workers and beautiful they sting. I have a metaphorical poem with a nasty bee sting called "Tainted Love" if you're interested. ginga



Yes those worker bees make great honey - though many things sweet in life carry a bit of a sting! Wink

inkmaster commented on Nature's Little Surprises


Great ending dam me going there....Jeff



Glad you found the humor buzzing about - thanks as always!

Poetry is what gets lost in translation.

Robert Frost (1875-1963) American Poet.

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