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Garden Nature Outdoors Poetry

Ode to a cactus

Prickle

Cactus

Once only found in Desert sand

a gardener decided to hatch a plan

developing a succelent

that’s happy at home, as well as gardenment

living in pots of sandy soil

whilst in the heat other plants toiled

this funny green plant, just grew away

amusing those in the garden at play

flowering in the sunshine smile

the cactus kept children amused for a while

as they spent the passing hours

counting his blooming colourful flowers

and being shorter than his bigger kind

the cats and dogs they didnt mind

for when their paws did feel a prickle

they smiled – for the cactus – kind of tickled

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Nature Outdoors Poetry

Deserted

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In response to the prompt

 

Desert

These sands were once a vibrant place

The waters cool and clear as day

Till someone thought it would be cool

and treat the beach folk as complete fools

They started taking things away

No more could little ones play

and as developers they all did cheer

the lake and waters all disappeared

And so with exceptions of the cactus plants

the underground beetles and squadrons of ants

the sands are no longer a place to play,

for the sands are deserted – there’s now’t else to say.