The Three Bees

The three bees - Suzy Kassem poetry

THE THREE BEES

A young boy once asked
A wealthy beekeeper:
“What is the secret of
Your success?”
The beekeeper simply smiled
And replied:

“To be successful,
One has to be one of three bees:
The queen bee,
The hardest working bee,
Or the bee that does not fit in.
One success is inherited,
And the next one is earned.
While the last one is
Self-sought,
Self-served,
And happens on its own
Terms.”

“And which bee are you?”
Asked the boy.
The beekeeper then wiped
The sweat from his head
And said:
“The last may seem the riskiest,
But the glory of achievement
Is the most rewarding.
Freedom always comes at a high cost,
But only when you are
Your own boss,
Can you truly
Afford it.”

Poetry “THE THREE BEES” by Suzy Kassem, Copyright 2008.
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