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Incomplete Lives


If the bees had to proclaim their natural deeds,

If the honeycombs were up to compete-

In a race of milking honey,

If the queens had to display their stings to the world

In hope for a lavish throne and a bee kingdom;

If they had to intrude other territories-

To breed and bleed for a fake dignity,

Their royalty and unity would have disappeared long ago.

If they wanted to retire and sleep,

Or stood in an endless queue to seek pension,

If they had wasted precious nectar on weddings,

If they had counted the days of a week

The earth, would have been frustrated enough to end her circles

Mourning and disappointments would eat the days.

If the baby bees had cried all the time,

If the grown ups had sighed at every step-

If they had waited till Christmas for their greatest gift

Maybe they could outlive mankind then.

We live everyday to die naturally;

Sometimes self killing puts the process to rest,

Even the greed and crime come along

To humiliate our souls even more.

We threat, we lie, we fight and we die

The unseen claws love to destroy others.

Instead of milking our own honey

We burn down our own nests,

We are the vermin living off the earth:

The universe cannot hear our voices-

Yet we are here to make a chaos,

Races, religions and cultures

Make us the wildest beasts running around.

© 2020 Sannyasi Raja


Sannyasi Raja (author) from Durgapur, West Bengal, India on October 02, 2020:

Thank you for your appreciation Nithya Venkat

Nithya Venkat from Dubai on October 02, 2020:

A powerful poem describing what we are doing in this world today, well done.

Sannyasi Raja (author) from Durgapur, West Bengal, India on October 01, 2020:

Thanks a lot

Eric Dierker from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A. on October 01, 2020:

My boy and I query what we did wrong to make a bee sting us. Usually it is just an accident of some mystery. Would we intentionally hurt a bee? Me thinks not.

Some intend to hurt other beings. I pray for those misguided souls.

Your work is wonderfully done my friend.

Ankita B on October 01, 2020:

You have wonderfully described the destruction we have caused to ourselves and our surroundings. Powerful poem.

Human on October 01, 2020:

Glad to have come across this poem. Keep writing more.

John Hansen from Gondwana Land on October 01, 2020:

Yes, Sannyasi, humans are the wildest beasts running around. We destroy, each other, ourselves, and the environment. We have a lot to learn from nature. Good poem.

Lorna Lamon on October 01, 2020:

A powerful description of our own self-destruction. I like the analogy to the bees which reminds me of an Einstein quote "If the bees disappeared off the surface of the globe the human race would have only 4 years to live." A thought provoking poem.

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