ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

A Community Distraught From Fire and Loss

Updated on August 15, 2015

Hope Will Rise

All Rights Reserved
All Rights Reserved

When Lightning Strikes

Thunder and Lightning crackle all around,
And there among the dreams dwell hopes for the future.
As all sleep as things are not what they seem.
The wind is blowing out with a force that would ring a bell.
They say it rings out, when things are not well.
The animals and humans feel the earth's crying pain,
And it's voice crackles with a sound of unrest.
The trees are dying from the seering fires,
And they are engulfed in ashes like they never were there.
In the midst of all the forest, and on the land the madness begins.
And terror breaks out like a theif in the night.
Bringing forth it's fury upon the loving families.
Pets look at their masters and wonder why.
Wild animals flee for their lives, but some become victims in the end.
There you will see the sadness, and weaping for all that is lost.
Memories come forth upon the people of this land.
The fires are taking away the homes that should be the strength of the family,
And while we are watching the tragic event unfold with sadness of heart.
Praying day by day as the fire goes on
That somehow and somewhere the time will stop this event,
And yet time cannot send everyone back to the beginning to undo this pain.
Fires cannot be put out by themselves,
Blessings to all the fire fighters who risk their own lives to help others.
These families have been dealt low blows and cannot go back to undo their loss.
Drought claims too much from our earth, and many of our states have endured.
This is America and this happens across our land.
Can we not see that we are not alone?
If it happens to one of us, then it can happen to all.
People must come forth and join forces to help others.
Kamiah, Idaho and surrounding lands... We hear your cries for help,
And definitely prayers and our thoughts you will get.
For no matter what anyone thinks...where two or more gather to share,
Then from this land you will see a new beginning,
But our hearts are melting as we feel the fire enclosing all around you,
Because you have been saddened and hurt by things you could not control.
My call goes out to all Americans to stand by your people through fires, floods,
droughts, and any tragic events.
Our strength comes from our family, friends, and others across this USA.


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment
    • ladybluewriter profile imageAUTHOR


      3 years ago from United States

      Teaches12345- I have seen so much of what is happening. Not only have homes and acreage burned, but animals have been devastated or killed, and many fire fighters have died over all this burning fire. It spread from Idaho into Washington State, and it has affected lives. I am glad to see those that could help were pitching in and doing something. I lived on pins and needles almost thinking about my nephew in Kamiah and his little family of four children. I am thankful that it never got to the middle of the city, but their families lost homes, and now after the fact their uncle lost out to cancer after his home burned down. We are a people that should be bound together for any and all help we can give, for this could happen anywhere in this country. I live in Oklahoma and it does happen here, but this is much worse. It is spreading to all other states also. They certainly all deserve my prayers and thoughts on the matter.

    • teaches12345 profile image

      Dianna Mendez 

      3 years ago

      The fires are still raging in the west. It is a sadness deeply felt across the US. Your words are intense and bring a true light to what we all feel.

    • ladybluewriter profile imageAUTHOR


      3 years ago from United States

      Since I wrote this poem the fire is raging now into Washington State and surrounding areas. Please keep these firemen and people in your thoughts. This is devastating for all of them. One life of a fireman was already lost. Dogs have laid down in the woods by a dead fawn, and refused to leave it. Nature is in pain here. People are in pain and mentally hurt. I personally pray for their healing minds and hoping they are helped by others.


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)