A summer Haze

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic
A poem developed after devastating bush fires ravished the area going back a few years ago.

Submitted: April 12, 2007

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Submitted: April 12, 2007



The haze of a summer's day dwindles,

the air settles as crickets stir to sing.

In the shadow of the distant hills

menacing flames flare intrusively.

Stretching across the horizon

blazing ambers glowing golden orange,

smoldering smoke rises to greet the

stars that come out to play.

As hot breath of anger the wind stirs,

and air stiffens.

Natures chocking cry rises

as trees sway and bow down to the flaming fury.

Rumbling roar of distant planes

sway to and fro, racing to release a load.

The raging wall of  flames

determined to stand their ground

against the water falling down.


In the morning glow

remains of a battle lingers.

Charred limbs stand where

trees did flourish.

Now solem and bare, bent with despair.

A heart beating loud and strong,

for now is silent and cold.

Barren wasteland is all that remains,

lost is the haven to friend and foe.

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