BETTY, THE LAZY BEE
By Josie Whitehead
Once there was a lazy bee:
Betty was her name –
And Betty didn’t want to work,
Which really was a shame ---
For all her sisters went to work
All through the summer hours.
They gathered pollen – nectar too –
From many pretty flowers.
It’s from their work that honey’s made –
So good for bees and you –
But to return now to that lazy bee:
Whatever should they do?
‘Now look here, lazy Betty bee:
You’ll have to work, for sure!’
And the queen bee, cross with Betty Bee,
Just kicked her through the door.
‘There’s no room here for bees like you
Who want a life of ease.
For certain there’s much work to do
For all we little bees.’
So Betty thought and thought again - - -
And then what did she do?
Oh - she now makes honey every day
For me and also you.
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