(c) 9/2/2010. By Poetlife
( One year-anniversary -of tragic Black Saturday fires in Victoria.Australia.)
Sky by orange mask displayed,
In days of hot despair
Flames of red, orange, yellow, blue
Glowed, danced in the gale force winds,
White glow of fire showed it's face.
Trees a silent sentinel of charged black butts, logs
Tops alight, swayed in life's tragic dance.
Storm of fire, wind, heat
Sound of life's flight, fight to survive.
Fingers of flames,
Ran the marathon, race,
Overtaking running, fleeing feet in space,
Flames were winners of this tragic race.
Cinders exploded fireworks
Glowing red, yellow, hot,
Flying in space.
Dark grey, white chokeing heavy smoke,
A canopy formed.
Water, steam, flames, heat,
Mingled, in streams of fear,
Tears of suffering, pain
You won this tragic race.