Flaming Heat

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Non-Fiction  |  House: Booksie Classic

In sympathy and support to all those victim to today's forest fire in Portugal.

Flaming Heat


More bad news, another fire,

yet more lives have been expired;

this time a forest set aflame,

lightning might just be to blame.

Forty degrees, too hot too soon,

for Portugal, it’s only June.

The wind it blew and fanned the flames

so many lives it was to claim.

Sixty dead, the last news said,

most were fleeing when fire sped.

Many laying on the ground,

Trying to escape and too soon found.

The fire blazed through woods thick,

a conflagration, way too quick.

Homes burned down, possessions lost,

a thunder storm has brought such cost.

A disaster brought by nature’s force,

callous, uncaring, in its course.


Submitted: June 18, 2017

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Mike S.

I know that these disasters happen, but it seems to me that climate change makes them more frequent, and more deadly!

Sun, June 18th, 2017 7:28pm


They just spread so fast, Mike, and no one has much of a chance against that. Thanks for reading!

Sun, June 18th, 2017 12:45pm


This is heartfelt, I am saddened. Thank you for this touching poem, hully.

Sun, June 18th, 2017 7:53pm


There seem to be so many disasters happening around the world right now. Thanks for reading, jaylisbeth!

Sun, June 18th, 2017 12:55pm

Tom Allen714

You have a lot of compassion for people...Tom...

Sun, June 18th, 2017 9:23pm


There seems to be so many things going on, Tom, I think a lot of people begin to get immune to it all.
Thanks for taking the time to read and comment.

Mon, June 19th, 2017 1:55am

Bert Broomberg

Another sad occasion.

Sun, June 18th, 2017 9:55pm


So many, Bert. Thanks for reading!

Mon, June 19th, 2017 1:57am

Rehmat Tanzila

So horrible Hully! It saddened me ! I pray for everyone !

Thu, September 28th, 2017 4:58am


Thank you, Rehmat. There seem to have been so many tragedies of one kind or another so far this year and there's still more than a quarter of it left.

Thu, September 28th, 2017 3:41am

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