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Passersby to Tragedy

Passersby to Tragedy

Posted November 4th, 2017 by Mimzy

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by PencilSword
in the TARDIS

November 4th, 2017


The night we drove back home
we saw a forest fire on the horizon
An orange streak lining the hill
Families lost their homes that day
Children watched the only life they’d ever known
burn away
The smoke that filled the sky
glazed over their eyes
But to us
the flames of hell were no bigger than a birthday candle
The blackened houses 
blended in with the shadows of the hill
Doll houses
“How tragic”
“Won’t someone put it out?”
“How did it start?”
“They’re in my thoughts tonight”
Then we turned a corner
and it disappeared from view
and from memory
like a scene from a movie
playing on a small tv set for sale
at the mall

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The subtle rhyming and

The subtle rhyming and imagery really make this poem. It's hard-hitting and made me think... very well done :)

––––– immerse

Posted by Kaley on Sun, 11/05/2017 - 14:33
This is very well writen! I

This is very well writen! I love how you said we turn the corner and forget. It's sad to see that we do it often. I like how you added that detail. 

Posted by Elora on Thu, 11/09/2017 - 14:25

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