We all know that God made a beautiful Earth and he made it for us to enjoy. But why did he create Mosquito’s? Or why did he have to create lions and tigers? They’re dangerous and fatal to all humans. I’ve always wanted to know: “Why did God create Poison ivy?” Did he create it to show us beauty of the environment? That would have been a good reason but not a strong one.
My friends have told me: Poison oak is the worst plant on the planet Earth. They said they’ve suffered the rash from Poison oak and have gone through the rash for 8 days. I haven’t suffered from Poison oak’s rash, but I’ve suffered from Poison ivy since I was 6 years old. When I first had Poison ivy I thought it wasn’t so bad of a rash, until my second rash came, it felt like a nightmare. I thought of never touching Poison ivy ever again. So after a few years I forgot about the pain from Poison ivy, I went to a tree and out of nowhere I fell out of the tree and fell in the Poison ivy. I thought nothing was going to happen, I was only in the Poison ivy for 45 seconds then it hit me all around. It went all around my legs, my ears and so on. I couldn’t resist the rash it was too much, but I was lucky. At least I didn’t fall in Poison oak. I don’t know how bad of a rash it would cause.
Another name for Poison ivy is “Toxicodendron radicans”. It is a plant in a family with 3 leaves Anacardiaceae. The name is sometimes spelled “Poison-ivy” in an attempt to indicate that the plant is not a true Ivy. But whenever you see three leaves on one plant, that immediately tells you (or warns you) to stay away from the plant. Because right now I still have that rash. So you don’t want to end up like me. Even though Poison ivy or Poison oak (for that matter) is dangerous, it still works with photosythesis.
Now what do I think of Poison ivy? As a rash bomb. I have a forest in my backyard and I love to climb trees and play in them. When I got older, my mom realized the forest had Poison ivy, so I was banned from going in there. I still couldn’t resist going in there. It was about 2 years since I forgot about the pain from Poison ivy. I went to the forest, got caught in Poison ivy for 2 hours, kept on climbing on trees, invited my friends in there and had a party. After 3 days the rash started coming big! All over me, in new places like my ankle, all around my back and so on. I couldn’t take it, it went on for 4 weeks. But then when I took a bath, all of the sudden it was gone. But it came right at me with a surprise. So I figured the rash is going to hit me all over in new places again and again.
When I got to one of my friends house I started having a rash in my armpit. I scratched my rash for 4 horrible hours, but then one of my friends started realizing I was scratching. So he told me “stop scratching it, it’s going to give everybody a rash!” I just ignored what he said, kept scratching until another one of my friends said “Quit doing that! You’re going to get germs around the house!” I’m like “Oh my gosh, everybody is acting up on me.” But it got worse, the owner and the owners son said “Stop or you will have to leave!” That just made me angry. I said to the owner’s son “Will you please not tattle tell on me?” He refused. Then I said “What if you were me and you wanted to scratch your pits so bad but the owner said to stop?”. The boy started thinking and said I was free to scratch my pits. So we both learned a lesson, never go in Poison ivy and never tattle tell on people.
Have you suffered Poison ivy?
Have you ever suffered Poison oak?
Do you dislike those two plants?
What do you think of Poison ivy?
What do you think about Poison oak?