The Fire

January 22, 2010
Fire burns
It destroys all life
It uses weapons
like wind and strife
But is it truly
or does it kill
to bring new life?
Fire burns,
we know that now
but why does it burn?

The trees that strive
for earthly gain
leave no more room
for others' rain.
They block and cover
all below.
But will they stand?
Fire will know.
It leaves a path
of ashes strewn
But trees above
now have been hewn.

Life begins
to creep up past
the broken trees
that did not last.
The fire did take
but still it gave.
Now who shall fight
the fire's wave?

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Authorgal98 said...
Dec. 3, 2010 at 8:31 pm
No, it's fine. Great, actually!!!!!!!!!!
shes_a_tee_ex_babeh_899 said...
Jun. 7, 2010 at 9:18 pm
hey i saw this on the forums but i thought i should comment here, so i think u did a great jobb. i really like this poem!!
ChickenBoy93 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Jun. 7, 2010 at 10:09 pm
thank you.  i like it as well.  it's got a choppy rhythm to it, it seems to me, but i like it that way.
LihZee said...
Feb. 11, 2010 at 10:39 pm
This is really good. I like the new view it would give someone of fire. Again, it's really good. I like it. ^^
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