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''FOREST OF FLAMES' (TRIBUTE TO PEOPLE AFFECTED BY AUST. FIRES)

Updated on January 16, 2010
Our Firemen do a fantastic job of looking after our houses when they are under threat from these terrible bushfires in Aussie.
Our Firemen do a fantastic job of looking after our houses when they are under threat from these terrible bushfires in Aussie.

 DEDICATION

A lot of people will know that parts of Australia are being ravaged by terrible fires at the moment.  Some people have lost homes that they have lived in since they first married, that their children grew up in, now gone because of a terrible fire.

Many lives are lost at these times as well. Tragically, the loss of people is very high, and seems to rise each year. Animals too, are not spared from this plight.  Fires have no conscience they just go on destroying whatever is in their paths.

So please everyone who reads this, when you are reading it, consider what these people are going through, what they are losing because of it, and how you would feel if you were to go through something similar. 

People are also responsible for some of the fires, which when you think about it, it is so sick for anyone to even contemplate doing something so  unspeakably horrific as to place so many lives and homes in jeopardy.  How anyone's brain could possibly think along those lines is beyond me. 

Please pray for these families going through these very very tough times, and please keep them in your thoughts daily as I know they certainly need a lot of prayers at the moment.

Here is a bushfire. It has already damaged thousands of hectares of beautiful forest land. What a tragedy, many animals, etc will perish in this fire as well.
Here is a bushfire. It has already damaged thousands of hectares of beautiful forest land. What a tragedy, many animals, etc will perish in this fire as well.

FOREST OF FLAMES (TRIBUTE TO PEOPLE AFFECTED BY AUST. FIRES)

*We have a wonderful land, that stretches for miles and miles,

But at this time of the year,when the temperatures start to climb,

You can see the bushfires sending their flames into the skies so high,

Even the animals too, have to run for cover, as they head for higher ground.

Tragically some don't make it out, and later their burnt remains can be found.

*The winds come along and lift the flames up higher to the skies

The red flames are seen as they raze through the wooded forest

The trees that were once green and tall, are now lifeless blackened stumps,

The forest is left dying after the fires have caused caused so much grief,

There isn't much left behind after it's been in and done its worst.

*Is it not bad enough that nature brings about these fires with her winds,

People are made to flea from their homes with belongings in their arms,

Then there are those who don't make it out, bodies later to be found.

Houses left defenceless against fires`then the're burnt to the ground.

Oh why do these things happen, why is there so much misery all around.

*Man plays his part in this terrible charade, when he drops butts on the ground,

He walks away then , without realising what is going to happen with he leaves

his cigarette butt is about to cause more beautiful trees to be destroyed

Flames will soar again up to skies, changing the blue to a horrible grey

Again, the animals will tragically be killed, or with luck some wil survive today.

*The firemen are all weary from fighting the raging fires in the forest,

Some of them have been affected by inhaling lots of smoke into their lungs,

Many are on oxygen because they need more help than some of the other men,

Their job of fighting the fires in this forest is not over yet by far they surely know,

More fires will be back again, of this they can be sure, there will be more.

 

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      Ghost32 

      8 years ago

      Well stated. I've been surrounded by flames in a motel room in the middle of the night and also in the middle of the day in a mountain valley. You express the essence of the experience very well.

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      BEAUTYBABE 

      8 years ago from QUEENSLAND AUSTRALIA.

      I am glad you like it Laural.

      It is rather frightening isn't it, I was just trying to get across the destruction that goes on with these fires, it is so tragic and in some cases so unjust when they are lit deliberately, these people should be thrown in jail. BB

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      Laurel Rogers 

      8 years ago from Bishop, Ca

      Frightening and dramatic tribute, yet beautiful as well. Thanks, BB.

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      BEAUTYBABE 

      8 years ago from QUEENSLAND AUSTRALIA.

      G day Hello Hello,

      Yes, we have had a lot of people who have lost their lives. Melbourne is one of the worst hit in Victoria, Geelong has been hit recently. It is very tragic indeed. Thank you for your nice comments. Beautybabe x

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      Hello, hello, 

      8 years ago from London, UK

      Good god, I never knew anything about that. The press never wrote one line leaves along an article about it. I am so sorry to hear about it. It must be terrifying. Thank you for writing such a good hub about it.

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