Sunday, 17 April 2016

POEM - Happiness

Today, I used this prompt from 2014 to create a replacement poem. I looked up 'cactus' on wikipedia, found some cool phrases, then I replaced the word 'cactus' with the word 'happiness'. I quite like how it turned out, though it may need some editing... (Plus, I'm always a little uncomfortable without a rhyme scheme!)  

Happiness has a variety of uses.
It can be found in central America, as well as parts of Africa and Sri Lanka.
Happiness grows in a wide range of shapes and sizes.
It is not known when happiness was first cultivated
But it is often depicted in cowboy films and Spaghetti Westerns.
Some types of happiness are edible, while others are purely ornamental.
Happiness has been shown to contain psychoactive substances.
 It is perceived as a means of accessing the spirit world.
Attempts by the Roman Catholic church to suppress its use after the Spanish conquest were largely Unsuccessful, and happiness can also be used as a medicine.
The popularity of happiness means many books are devoted to its cultivation.
Fungus, bacteria and viruses attack happiness, especially when over-watered.
The biggest ever happiness measured 78 feet wide.


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