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Yankee's Challenge ....the cactus

I am not one to bloom
Ever so frequently
So a cactus i'd say
Would rather suit me
I can sit looking ugly
All year long
If you try to touch me
I will do you wrong
But come the day
When the stars align
An the blossom of me
Is rather divine
From the smallest plant
You will soon see
Hidden beneath
The most amazing flower
Ever to be
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Posted: Aug 2012
About this poem:
Dont want to sell my self short ...he he

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steve1223
I used to have a cactus that only bloomed once a year for one week ... when it did it had the most amazing flowers on it

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Hey steve ....yep thats what i am talking about ....thanks for the comments ....regards n61grin cool
madtat29
Hmnn..a peyote cactus?..lol..good imagery
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Not quite what i had in mind Madtat .....dont need any additives he he .......actually have never seen the peyote cactus flower but if its like any of the other cactus it would be rather amazing ...thanks for the comments ...regards n61handshake cheers grin
CloudySky
A fine choice indeed. The cactus may stand plainly for most of the year but the blooms they have are glorious when they choose to share them with us. cheering
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Thanks for the comments CloudySky ........glad you liked it regards n61grin cool
Redex
ha a prickly person you are, I have a xmas cactus it blooms well you know when. But the best ones are those prickly pears they have stance that is proud too.Dont touch they saylaugh
I liked your poem muchlypeace
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Hi Redex thanks for your comments.....i spose i am prickly he he
.......glad you liked it .....much appreciated ....regards n61hug grin cool
Poetnumber1
Lovely imagery and this is an interesting choice to the challengewine cool M.M
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Interesting choice....it is true it may take many years waiting patiently for a cactus to flower...the leafless enlarged stem must provide all the nutrients and transpiration for growth of these very unusual plants...they sort of hold their breath all day long...but breath at night to conserve water...some larger species can absorb as much as 150 gallons of water during a rare storm in desserts where they grow...so it's enough to mention it most conservative characteristics....however....like all plants it must eventually bloom...and when it does it is unbelievably beautiful...I would be at great loss if it were not for my rare yellow Christmas cactus that always blooms right around my birthday!!!! Thanks for choosing Nuwa...and for writing an excellent entry here on the corner!!! beer
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I really liked the ending teddybear
cherryreggae
Cactuses are really beautiful even when they haven't bloomed. There's something about them that draws you in. When I went to Arizona and saw them I just wanted to take them all home with me lol. They grow so massive there. Thanks for sharing I like how you wrote this poem, beautiful n61applause cheering applause cheering
Odette67
I am not one to bloom
Ever so frequently
So a cactus i'd say
Would rather suit me
I can sit looking ugly
All year long
If you try to touch me
I will do you wrong
But come the day
When the stars align
An the blossom of me
Is rather divine
From the smallest plant
You will soon see
Hidden beneath
The most amazing flower
Ever to be


This poem could have been written about any one of us...The many mood swings...And the face we present to the world...I like it.thumbs up purple heart
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Thanks Poet glad you liked it ........regards n61grin cool
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Wow thanks for the info on the cactus Yankee...........much appreciative of your comments .......regards n61grin cool
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Thanks Happy ..........regards n61grin cool
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Hey Cherry ........They do have a presence about them ...i get overwhelmed by the shapes an sizes .........an the flowers they produce .........thanks for the lovely comments ....regards n61grin cool hug
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Hey Odette ........kind of like my life journey .......i only wrote two things before i came to cs once when i was 15 the other when i was 19 so you could say i am a late bloomer .....rolling on the floor laughing rolling on the floor laughing grin cool thanks for your thoughts ....regards n61
niah9
I recall in childhood, I was told to collect them as they were the only plants I couldn't damage......yet I truly got to love them.....cute poem......Kathy
orientalkoruonline today!
Beautiful poem and love how you describe them..described you!
"But come the day
When the stars align
An the blossom of me
Is rather divine"
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Thank Niah for the comments .......there more popular than you think ....regards n61grin cool
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Thanks OK for the kind comments glad you liked it ........regards n61grin cool
LadyMorgana60
I liked this very much Nuwahri thumbs up
One will always bloom to their best in the right conditions ..wine
edolly
Prickly and rigid on the outside but soft and very tender on the inside..I do believe.....
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Sorry Lady M ....must have missed your comments ...........thanks ....regards n61grin cool
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Thanks for the comments Edolly .....................something like that ..............regards n61grin cool
edolly
Plenty of love and kindness and whos know it may bloom again.
Chaptain
Beautiful and just a bit of a sting to it ...
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