Fire On The Hill

Updated: Sep 1

There’s a fire over there

Feel the heat in the air

Can’t see through the smoke

Try to breathe but only choke


Dust on tongue, tears in eye

Orange glow filling the sky

Ash is heavy in my nose

Hair singes as wind blows


Engines thunder through the vail

Sirens distant, hear them wail

People running from their homes

Belongings left beside the road


Bending iron, climbing walls

Charing pavement as it crawls

Water rushing from a hose

Flame persisting barely slows


There’s a fire on the top of the hill burning down the side

Try to cover up but you can’t hide

No telling where it goes

How to stop it no one knows


There’s a fire over there

It’s going to spread to everywhere

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