BUSHFIRE

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Mahalia
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BUSHFIRE

Post by Mahalia » 28 Nov 2018, 19:31

BUSHFIRE .... Maureen Clifford © The #ScribblyBark Poet

A pall of black smoke hangs over the hills
gloom and misery is tangible
and the writing is on the wall for the town
now ringed by fire.

It has become a nightmare in waiting.
In one day thousands of acres
of bush land has been reduced
to blackened cinders.

Homes have been lost
with both people and animals displaced.
Lives turned inside out
and now the jagged edges appear.

Flashing lights on the highway
are reflected in gray drifts of smoke
and ghost-like figures in fluoro yellow
appear and disappear in the murk.

The heat is intolerable and the roar
of the red dragons as they feast is deafening.
When there's smoke there's fire
and whilst we pray for stormy weather,
no rainbow arches brighten our skies.
The Scribbly Bark Poet
see some scribbles here - http://scribblybarkpoetry.blogspot.com.au/

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Re: BUSHFIRE

Post by Teddy » 29 Nov 2018, 08:29

Your poem so applicable to the situation in Qld.,at present Maureen. One of my nephews has ash falling on his house!

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Re: BUSHFIRE

Post by Mahalia » 08 Dec 2018, 21:08

Hope he has come through OK Teddy - recent rains have helped in some areas. Bushfires are terrifying things
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see some scribbles here - http://scribblybarkpoetry.blogspot.com.au/

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