Updated: Sep 5, 2021
What’s in a flower? Beauty, colour, and food
for the busy bee who goes about from tree to tree;
making apples grow, and helping farmers reap
a bumper crop and give the country food to eat.
And yet we fill the brown field sites with concrete-
no wild flowers to bolster the hives that help
the farmer thrive; allowing him to maintain a life
he loves, in way that avoids using pesticides.
So let’s enjoy the beauty of the wild flower- don’t
replace it with a high tower, boxes for habitation.
Instead, improve the current housing stock;
avoid ‘the end justifies the means’ approach.
Enjoy the public space and do your bit
to help maintain the needs of it-pick up litter,
don’t vandalise-take the time to realise
the parks are there to give respite to all.