The heat, unimaginably unbearable
The scorching flames above
The dance of evil all around
Destroying all that you love.

Your house and your belongings
Everything you have worked for
In a matter of minutes, it’s over
The fire marches ย thru your door.

The firefighters bravely fighting
The wind and drying brush
They push ahead through all the noise
They hear the roar, the fire’s cruel thrust.

Ferociously it moves about
At a speed unknown to man
The planes above drop their loads
Doing the very best they can.

But, it’s not enough to fight the blaze
To fight the furnace deep below
As it thunders across the valley
As it roars and continues to grow.

The fire, pure evil …ravaging
Everything within it’s path
Burning, and destroying
There’s nothing left, all turned to ash.

Though exhausted and weary, the battle continues
The firefighters must find their strength
They know they must gain control of this beast
They will prevail and in the end…they will win.


Image from Google Images: medicaldaily.com


Re-blog from 8/13/18.

Author: Patty Richardson

Writer: Film scripts, poetry, short stories.


      1. They risk their lives to keep us safe — and every once in a while they pay the ultimate sacrifice!
        They risk their lives to save our property — and many lose their own property!
        They are true heroes!

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  1. Excellent poem. ๐Ÿ™‚
    Fighting a fire that’s out of control must be really scary. I am very grateful for our firefighters, who have to put out natural fires in the veld and on the mountain, that can rage for days.

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  2. I agree that these are TRUE heroes. I just cannot imagine being near to that raging fire that wilk NOT go out. So terrufying. I just pray that it stops soon. It is si terrible.

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