A Jungled Scream

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Forests scream in agony.

Roots cry into the earth.

Quivering limbs,

Deathly throes,

Life

Perished,

Petrified,

Before it grows.

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Trapped.

This burning flame

Of man’s

Desire

Consumes

By greed.

This jungled world,

Power sets on fire.

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Disclaimer!  (These photos are the copyright of others’ but unknown to me. Some are from national newspapers and others from private individuals. I will gladly allocate credit if claimed.)

With thanks to Mark’s Gallery for these pictures he posted, depicting bush fires currently rampant in Australia. He kindly obliged with photos of Fire after I had joked that I was going to write poems working my way through all the elements, having done some on Air and Water. These pictures, although of actual events, elicited in me an entirely different sort of response. My apologies if some of them are depressing! But some of them are loving and sensual. So a good balance I would say, eh?