Thursday, March 31, 2011

Plants Take Over

I knew that if I attempted to put up a drawing or painting I'd never finish it. I don't have a great track record when it comes to completing the hundreds of creative projects I start. So I was told I could do a poem instead. Here goes.....

Plants Take Over

A vine was spreading
across the land,
Growing rapidly
out of hand.

its genus unknown.
No knowledge about
from whence it had grown.

When first it appeared,
its flowers looked pretty -
Mother Nature's brightening
of Man's dingy city.

But soon there was reason
to raise the alarm,
This strange new plant
was causing some harm.

Its speed of growth
meant destruction was quick -
Streets and buildings covered
under greenery so thick.

Its tendrils expanded,
electricity went down
as the power lines choked,
bringing chaos to town.

But further it crept,
through windows and doors,
While its beautiful flowers
released poisonous spores.

Soon the screams went quiet
and the panic died down,
As the plant quashed humanity
and conquered the town.