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Beven was a grumble bee,

   Who liked to stay in bed,

Whilst all her elder sisters

   Were up and quickly fed.

 

Her Mum said: 'Come on Beven,

   There’s lots of work to do.

Your busy sisters go to work

   And you must do so too.'

 

But Beven shut her eyes up

   For she liked her life of ease.

She grizzled if she had to work,

   And didn’t want to please.

 

She grunted when the day was hot

   And groaned when it was cold.

She was not quite the sort of bee

   Who did what she was told.

 

The bees returned with nectar

   To find Beven getting up.

Their Mummy gave them honey drinks

   Inside their little cups.

 

Do you think that Beven had some?

    No, not likely, for you see,

The lazy bees, the grumble bees,

    Get nothing for their tea.

 

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This poem was published in 2010 (Josie's Poems - Nature) by AMS Educational.  Sorry, but it is out of print now but in libraries - or, of course, freely available on here for you all.

 

BEVEN THE GRUMBLE BEE

 

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