The Dancing Flames


Wildfire in Australia

The dancing flames did not stop
Devouring everything in its way
It swallowed the sharp screams, the weary wails
Engulfing even the smoke that rose
To colour the blue sky grey

And the trees… what trees?
There is nothing for you to see, but ashes
Soft, smooth and ghost like, it disappears
Into the smoky air, the air that you breathe
Easily entering your blood flow, to say hello

Quiet, quiet! Aren’t you ashamed of yourself?
Lazy lawmakers, fawning, swindling from term to term
Idiots! Fools! Note it down, this is a warning
Our planet is burning, catastrophe is turning
Your way and the dancing flames of change will not stop