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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic

This poem was my geography homework two years ago - the best geography work I ever did!


There it stands, towering high,
As though it were trying to touch the sky.
Innocent-looking, or so it would seem,
So what happens next will seem like a dream.

For now, everything seems in hand,
But wait! Something is happening, unplanned.
Do you feel that? The ground, it shakes,
As though with forboding, it trembles and quakes.

Under our feet, the ground is being rocked,
By a torrent of lava that finds its way blocked.
Upwards it pushes, to breathe air it thirsts,
The earth cracks and crumbles, and then: it bursts!

The lava flies out, a great big eruption!
Leaving behind a trail of destruction.
Some say it looks like a firework display,
I would rather be in one of those any day.

Some people take shelter, others are running,
But none can escape, using speed or cunning.
Heat, smoke and fire, in every direction,
Wherever you hide, there is no protection.

But after a while, the dust comes to rest,
The lava is frozen, and so it is best.
At the minute it’s tar-like and black,
Soon will the trees and flowers grow back.

The new ground is fertile, the crops will grow well,
Ready for people to cut down and sell.
So now, when things are back as they seemed,
Would you say the volcano has been redeemed?

Submitted: December 14, 2008

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This poems great! =D I added an LIKED IT. 'Cause I did. =D

Sun, December 14th, 2008 8:51pm


I read your story and it was great too =]

Mon, December 15th, 2008 9:17am


you've made a usually uninteresting topic (to me xD) super awesome! :D i can just picture that volcano...lovely work ^_^

Wed, January 28th, 2009 11:29pm


wow, thanks Angelsong. Glad to have aroused your interest.
btw, your Masquerade poem was cool as well :)

Fri, January 30th, 2009 12:29pm

Writer Zombie

I added an I Like It! This is AWESOME! I hope you got an A+. And yes, I had to hunt around for the plus key on my keyboard. I wonder why I always fail at treasure hunts... :D

Sun, February 1st, 2009 4:34am


wow, two comments at once! Thanks! =D
I did get A+... the best mark i ever got in geography, probs.
And yeah, I can never find the + either. I always type an = instead :(

Sun, February 1st, 2009 4:52am


Wow.Scientific poetry. Is that some sort of record? Plus, it's WELL WRITTEN scientific poetry. Do you think people would let you write poetic textbooks?

Fri, February 11th, 2011 5:49pm


oh, i wish they did :)

Mon, May 16th, 2011 6:26am


Hi! I love your poem, one of my best friends used this as her oral report today and received an A-. Mind you I'm only in year seven but still. My friend doesn't have a porfile on Booksie so she's asking me to thank you for her...so thank-you. And keep up the magnificent work! XD

Fri, June 10th, 2011 9:30am


I like this poem :)

Wed, March 9th, 2016 12:28am

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