The bushfires continue to burn and threaten more townships, destroy more bushland and are poised to involve Melbourne’s water catchment areas. If this happens, our dwindling water supplies and the drought will no doubt cause greater hardship and even more propensity to fire. Things are terrible now, but unfortunately they will get even worse…
More property, wildlife and human lives are still threatened by over 20 fires that still burn. We are living through hellish, nightmarish times made all the more horrific from the knowledge that some fiends out there are lighting more fires. There has been an outcry to repeal our arson laws and sentence these murderers as severely as they deserve. How can any human being be failed to be moved by the senseless destruction unleashed by the sickening perversity of the firebug?
The Burning Fire The fire, it burns The smoke, it chokes. Trees become torches, Houses vapourise.
In walls of hellish heat There is no time to scream, The flames, they run The fire, it scorches.
A tremulous hand Strikes yet another match Excitement barely contained; A laugh as the crackle Announces the demon’s arrival.
A crying child, A mother, helpless; A father watching Unable to stop death, Powerless to fight.
The fire, it kills The smoke, it strangles. Animals carbonise, Vegetation, now ash.
A glint of crazed eyes A slavering mouth Delights in the destruction, Oblivious to the hell He has unleashed.
Cars overcome by flames, Families incinerated. Homes, now smouldering ruins, Gardens, now scorched earth Lives extinguished as fires still burn.
The wind, it fans the flames The drought, it makes tinder of our homes. Lives lost, lives destroyed, lives unlived As the arsonist strikes yet another match.
I have been blogging daily on this platform for several years now. It is surprising that I have persisted as the world is changing and "microblogging" is now the norm. I blog to amuse myself, make comment on current affairs, externalise some of my creativity, keep notes on things that interest me, learn something new and to surprise myself with things that I discover about this wonderful, and sometimes crazy, world we live in.
I sometimes get the impression that I am on a soapbox delivering a monologue, so your comments are welcome.