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Once upon a time, there was a bird and a bee...

There once was a bird, and a bee,
Not one, but two, not three,
They blurred as they buzzed underneath their sacred tree,

Chauffeured by each other’s angelic company,
Yet it was inferred by a certain decree,
That a bird and a bee, could not be free,

To live or to love, or even just to be,
The old bees and the old birds made this clear,
And their word was that which was feared,
Yet this little bird and this little bee,
Plucked forth such courage and put forth a plea,

“If you were inclined to believe that we were designed,
I think you will find, in the confines of your mind,
That two of a kind, are so closely entwined,

That they should not be declined a chance to combine,
That it would be unrefined, to let such ties unwind,
So unkind to let it pass them by.

Is colour all that you see,
The shape, the size, of those buzzing under the tree,
Why not see the amour of our neighbour,
And see them as the same as me,

We learn empathy,
A sacred honour and glory,
For all life that is lived,
And all love that is loved,
Who are you to sour,
Who are you to scour,
A love which is pure.

If we were bee with bee, or bird with bird,
What possible reason could be declared,
To split up a couple such adored,

To what misery would they be spared,
For being born both bird or bee,
For shame, your minds are scarred and scared,

Your spirit smeared and tarred,
Was it too weird for love just to be,
Out with your realm of normality,
All we wanted was to be free,
And so we bid you adieu”

With these final words,
The bee and the bird,
Took one final look to their old home, their tree,
And flew across the sea,
In search for a more tolerant world.

Once upon a time, there was a bird and a bee...

PoetrysNotDead

Joined February 2012

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