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Hurray for the Spelling Bee

A poem by Beverly Stock.

Say hurray for the Spelling Bee!

All can join in above grade two;

Make a grade school memory,

In middle school too, as years accrue.


Bees offer a base to compare,

If you're at all in any doubt,

On deciphering their or there,

Or know what they’re talking about.


Hurray for giving scholarships

A requisite prize for sure,

Once awarded, they grandly equip,

Our new spelling ambassadors.


Hurray for their gadding about

On a Saturday afternoon,

When the lights of the bee are out,

Then home by the light of the moon!


And, after every competition,

Improving everyone’s mind,

With studious bits of exertion,

The Bee’s most worthwhile kind!


*Literally, long-nosed.


Beverly Stock is an American poet who delights in creating poetry that asks big questions about small moments, and inspires readers to revisit the little memories we so often overlook. Her work has been published by The Society of Classical Poets, The Chained Muse, Persimmon Tree, and LightenUp-Online, in the UK. Visit BeverlyStockPoetry.com and BeverlyStockPoetry on Facebook. Hurray For The Spelling Bee was inspired by the poem The Science Club, by Robert Fuller Murray.

Hurray for the Spelling Bee

© 2020 Beverly Stock


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