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Sleepless Nights

These long sleepless nights
Waiting to hear
That hot red dragon so near

No way to know
While you fight its fury
I lay here and worry

It devours acres by thousands
Leaving black charcoal embers
And vacant faces with no place to go
The dragon said so

Evacuated 
The last word we spoke
Your home now filled with smoke
While you fight the dragon - is there hope?

These long sleepless nights
Waiting to hear
That hot red dragon so near

Today brought the call
I've waited days to hear
You're ok and gone is my fear

Thank God for His blessings....


©Donna Jones
*for my sister, a voluntary firefighter in CO...

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  1. Date: 10/26/2013 12:33:00 PM
    I can definitely relate to this. Bravo awesome piece Donna.

  1. Date: 7/11/2013 10:38:00 AM
    This is absolutely beautiful. I wish you well in the contest. Thanks for visiting my work the other day. AO

  1. Date: 7/9/2013 9:17:00 PM
    The worry for one person is so over whelming

  1. Date: 7/9/2013 6:48:00 AM
    - A very well written poem Donna, thoughts swirling in the head when sleep will not come. - Take care of yourself. - Good luck in the contest! - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 7/9/2013 6:11:00 AM
    glad you are OK Donna...nice write....best wishes

  1. Date: 7/8/2013 10:36:00 AM
    wow...riveting glad your alright

  1. Date: 7/8/2013 10:30:00 AM
    passing by to say thanks for your warm visit.... anything new?.. :) huggs, donns!

  1. Date: 7/8/2013 9:06:00 AM
    Thank you for the nice review of my writing. I love your poe. Roger Hadden.

  1. Date: 7/7/2013 8:31:00 AM
    Wonderful poem from practical experience is penned nicely. Loved always, bl

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones
    Date: 7/8/2013 7:19:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks bl..very kind...
  1. Date: 7/7/2013 7:27:00 AM
    I'm happy to hear your sister is okay. I've been watching the fire on TV. Scary! The metaphor certainly describes the situation in CO. Warm Smile, Connie

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones
    Date: 7/8/2013 7:22:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Connie...yes all fires are bad...the one close to my sister was last year I think or a few months ago..forgive me I'm old...but it was a horrible time..thank you for your concern, much appreciated
  1. Date: 7/7/2013 6:23:00 AM
    Well crafted Donna.I truly loved this one.Yes I do.

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones
    Date: 7/8/2013 7:23:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Mustapha thank you very much.....
  1. Date: 7/5/2013 8:28:00 AM
    any new piece.. raring to read more of you, donns.. ) huggs!

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones
    Date: 7/8/2013 7:24:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hey nette. Yeah...I'm working on a couple...just missed the tree contest...didn't get it posted in time so I guess I'll save it...have had a lot of family in over the holiday....missed you guys...thanks...
  1. Date: 7/5/2013 8:23:00 AM
    Amen....MD. Glad your sis is Ok....Being a firefighter is no easy task.....

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones
    Date: 7/8/2013 7:25:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hey sweetie....thanks......and that's for sure...she's great
  1. Date: 7/4/2013 5:05:00 AM
    I wrote a poem with the same name as this! Wow, coincidence, no? Haha, I love the whole poem in general. Thanks so much, fan and friend of mine. I love your works and your personality shines like diamonds in a hidden cave. I'll rate this a 6 out of 7. Excellent work, Donna!

    Breidenthal Avatar David William Breidenthal
    Date: 7/7/2013 3:43:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    You're very much welcome, Donna! x) Aww, hope your sister and you are in good hands ; God bless you both and prayers be to both. :D OOOH NO! Fire, oh oh not good. Hope it didn't destroy much. Thank God it didn't get her though! xD ~ J.W.E.
    Jones Avatar Donna Jones
    Date: 7/7/2013 6:48:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much David.I've been so late in responding because my sister has actually been at my house visiting over the fourth holiday and just left this morning ..I'm going to print these wonderful comments and send to her...thanks to everyone...PS they had a fire in her district while she was here..but a small one..they missed her..
  1. Date: 7/4/2013 5:05:00 AM
    xD Discovering Gratification (the poem) helped me pass Science this year for the High School course (Integrated Sci. 2 - I didn't pass advanced bio last yr, which was unfortunate 'cause i love science so much). Thank the Lord your sister is safe and sound from the flames spewing out of the dragon's mouth. Your sister defeated the dragon!

  1. Date: 7/3/2013 11:06:00 AM
    may you day be bright, donns... any new write soon?.. :) huggs

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones
    Date: 7/8/2013 7:27:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Yours too nette....God bless..and smiles!
  1. Date: 7/3/2013 5:44:00 AM
    Excellent metophor. I am glad your sister is ok. I hope you awoke this morning fully refreshed.

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones
    Date: 7/8/2013 7:28:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Richard......appreciate it....
  1. Date: 7/3/2013 5:38:00 AM
    I can feel your anxiety in this one Donna and you give new meaning to the saying "Exorcise your demons through writing" Your might pen is powerful thank you for sharing love to you always Rose xxx

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones
    Date: 7/8/2013 7:29:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Rose....sorry so long to respond....had a long holiday with family
  1. Date: 7/3/2013 5:24:00 AM
    A wonderful and worthy monument for the firefighters everywhere that sacrifice their lives for the rest of us! Congratulations! 7! Good luck!

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones
    Date: 7/8/2013 7:30:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    That means a lot Demetrios...thank you
  1. Date: 7/2/2013 11:55:00 PM
    wow, a very original type entry for this contest based on real life experience.Well done.

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones
    Date: 7/8/2013 7:31:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Andrea.....I withdrew it from the contest out of respect though...I didn't know about the tradegy when I posted it...
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