Love Poetry: “The Waiting Bee” by Gary R. Hess

The Waiting Bee

“The Waiting Bee” is a love poem written by Gary R. Hess. This poem is a fun, short poem with many images and sounds, including onomatopoeia! At first glance, this writing may seem like just a poem about a piece of mother nature but at a closer look, it is about something much more: relationships.

Obviously, this poem is about how we all get anxious when waiting. Waiting for what? Well, that’s for you to decide! Is it about waiting for the speaker’s love to come home? Or is it about the speaker waiting for someone to love? That’s the great thing about poetry. It is often up to the reader to decide the meaning.


The bee sat waiting upon the petal
for his queen to arrive.
He fluttered his wings
in anticipation.

He shuffled to the right
with his eyes bright and big.
He scooted to the left,
moving his bristly legs.
Flap, flap
his wings moved again.
Flap, flap
they shuttered again.

Gary R. Hess

Gary was born and raised on a small farm in rural Kansas. Today, he is teaching various nationalities English in Southeast Asia. Get his newest poetry eBook here.

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