Richard George

Rookie (June 1,1965 / Cheltenham, U.K.)

Last Moments - Poem by Richard George

I feel sorry for bumblebees.
They don't make honey.
They're the fat churls,
the patronized teddy bears.
We could do without them.

One's grounded. I want to help
it up. But it's fading.
It lifts a leg as though to say
'Leave me alone'.
Peering concerned

I can see its eye:
it's frightened, I can see fear
in the black eye of a bumblebee.
It is telling me 'Let me go.

My time has come'.

In crystal evening silence
I respect its wishes.
And please

when I am dying,
half way to the ocean where we were before we were,

do not drag me back.

Listen to this poem:

Comments about Last Moments by Richard George

There is no comment submitted by members..



Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Read poems about / on: respect, sorry, ocean, silence, fear, alone, time



Poem Submitted: Thursday, May 19, 2005



Famous Poems

  1. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  3. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  4. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  5. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  6. Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  7. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  8. Do Not Stand At My Grave And Weep
    Mary Elizabeth Frye
  9. I Do Not Love You Except Because I Love You
    Pablo Neruda
  10. Television
    Roald Dahl
[Report Error]