Bird's Eye View

Bird's Eye View

A Poem by la Abeja

Please put out camp fires properly!


Dark clouds
On the horizon
Billowing. Pushing closer.
All in it's path,
Like a terrible monster.

And howls of panic
Flood air so hot and dry.
Fearing for her life,
Leaves nest and eggs and flies.

Higher and higher
She soars
Mourning the loss of her young.
Just escaping
Certain death.
And still the monster feeds on.

To heaven's cool breath
She climbs;
Praying for clouds of rain
To pour,
To quench her thirst,
And smother the dragon's flame

Stench of death
And sulfur,
Inhaled, takes her breath away.
Of glowing embers mark
Where the monsters trek began.

Ebony charred
Earth and trees
Replace the once luscious view.
on sooted branch, she waits.
Rains will soon bring life anew.

© 2010 la Abeja

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So gripping and frightful you describe the dragon's breath. You grab the readers attention completely here. Uncountable little beings always perish in such atrocious disaster. The birds story here is a great thread to make it more touching and vivid.

Awesome piece.

Posted 11 Years Ago

Oh my goodness... I really love the imagery in this poem! I liked how you made the fire into a monster. Very well written! ^_^

Posted 11 Years Ago

A horrific experience to be in a forest fire, how lucky she is to have wings. You have described this fire well and left me with hope in the end, for the rebirth of life in this charred world.

Please note the mispelling of "morning", should be mourning.

Posted 11 Years Ago

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Added on July 27, 2010
Last Updated on August 13, 2010
Tags: Forest, Destruction, Fire


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