The moment I saw it, I had to catch my breath.
There was green all around,
the type you see during the spring
the mountains made me feel like a mouse looking up at a tree.
I heard a waterfall,
sounding soothing and calm.
All the tourists wore short shorts and tank tops,
occasionally flip flops
Confused, since Iao rains all the time
When I first glanced at it, I thought,
why don't we have places like this at home,
It looks like a volcano.;
After walking a mile across the black parking lot pavement,
I finally got my close look.
My eyes widened as I saw Iao.
The mountains were filled with exotic plants from all around.
One looked like the Leaning Tower of Pisa.
We read about Iao on a plaque before entering.
My uncle and I trudged up the big steps of the path, passing a million plants, to the smallest mountain.
They had plants from around the world - even bamboo!
When we got to the top I heard the clicking of cameras,
and tourists saying "Can you take a picture?" "wow" "beautiful" and gasping.
I looked down and around, seeing the tops of trees and a river.
I will never forget my time spent at Iao;
it was paradise.