- Death & Loss of Life
A TRIBUTE TO THOSE WHO PERISHED IN VICTORIA'S BUSHFIRE
HUNDREDS OF HOMES COMPLETELY GONE
AUSTRALIA MOURNS FOR HER PEOPLE
Bush fires in southeastern Australia have killed more than 180 people and destroyed whole towns also leaving 5000 homeless. It is our nation's worst fire season ever and our worse national disaster.
Some reporters have reported up to 400 fires all burning at once.
We know some have been lit by arsonists,investigations are continuing.The speed at which the fires swept through this country town is beyond belief. Sparks flew, it became a death ring around the town,where it was impossible to escape.
The horrific scenes in the devastated town of Marysville said to be simply too gruesome to allow surviving residents to return home.
My country is in mourning,devastated and in despair my country is still coming to grips with what has happened here and is still happening.
I wrote this poem this morning in tribute to all the people touched by this tragedy.
A TRIBUTE TO MARYSVILLE
The fire raised its fierce head, across the bush it swept,
Devouring trees,and wildlife, til there was nothing left.
Through the town of Marysville, the monstrous flames did race,
Instead of easing down its stealth, this demon picked up pace.
Panic soon amounted, for woman,child and man,
Some raced into their vehicles, some slept,some screamed,some ran.
Some huddled close together, in hope they would be spared,
Screams and mass hysteria, filled the thick, black air.
The fire ravaged houses, with many souls still trapped inside,
Defenceless from this monster, so many people died.
Survivors looked in tears and daze, amidst shock and burning tears,
While others in a panic, searched for those so dear.
Where once a mighty township stood, was now blackened to the ground,
Burnt out cars in empty streets, where many souls were found.
Lets bow our heads,and close our eyes, and pray for all that died,
That angels will embrace them, in fields so 'vast and wide'.
To those left here with the tragedy, Those homeless,and in despair,
Let our country come together,and take them in our care.
Australia,let us unite in strength, as our tears flow so free,
Embrace Marysville survivors, now facing poverty.
We as a mighty nation, with determination, love and pride,
Will rebuild a mighty Marysville, when the last fire does subside.
Let's pray for all the suffering, that they can live once again in joy,
Where dreams can be reinvented, for every man,woman,girl and boy.
'GOD BLESS YOU MARYSVILLE..GOD BLESS AUSTRALIA'
Copyright © 2009 Blondepoet
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