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Smoke in the distance

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Smoke in the distance

Smoke in the distance

I saw it in the distance
The air was filled with smoke
A bush fire, it was raging
Oh, lord this was no joke
For I was heading homeward
It was starting to look bad
For my house was up yonder
The fear it drove me mad.

I've seen so many fires
I know what they can do
I nearly lost my home before
It's bad, I'm telling you
The fear was getting stronger
My imaginations, wild
I felt my body trembling
As I panicked like a child.

The thick black smoke was rising
I drove the car like mad
My house might be on fire
Oh, it was looking bad.

As I reached my destination
My fears did melt to nil
I'll remember that grand feeling
I guess I always will
My house it was still standing
That fire had passed on through
Oh lord it felt so wonderful
I don't mind I'm telling you.

14 October 2013 @ 0755hrs.
Peter Duggan, for groove it contest in Country and Western mode
Sorry, the best I can do.

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  1. Date: 10/30/2013 12:46:00 PM
    Peter, , enjoyed your GROOVE IT win............. ~LOVE SKAT~

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 10/30/2013 4:17:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Skat....peter
  1. Date: 10/29/2013 5:16:00 AM
    - Always enjoyable to read your poetry - Today I want to congratulate your winning poem Peter. - oxox // Anne-Lise :)

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 10/30/2013 4:18:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much Anne-Lise...peter
  1. Date: 10/28/2013 11:58:00 AM
    Hello Peter, ... congratulations on your win...LINDA

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 10/28/2013 4:36:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi Linda, I thank you so much for this...peter
  1. Date: 10/28/2013 7:56:00 AM
    Congrats on the win in the contest, Peter

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 10/28/2013 4:37:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Doc, I appreciate you reading my stuff and commenting....Peter
  1. Date: 10/27/2013 8:38:00 PM
    my first read i knew it was a good poem...congrats on your win :)

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 10/28/2013 4:37:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Sara for your faith in my words...Peter
  1. Date: 10/27/2013 2:18:00 PM
    Loved this one, Peter; it's quite clever and I liked the rhyme scheme throughout the piece! Also, congrats on your honorary mention in Nette's contest! Julie :-)

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 10/27/2013 5:25:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks you so very much Julie, for taking the time to read and comment. this is appreciated so much...peter
  1. Date: 10/15/2013 5:18:00 PM
    This is a unique and interesting take on country music. It has a great flow to it, and the rhyme was good, as well. Nice work! I wish you the best of luck in the contest!...Thank you for the nice comments, Peter. I really appreciate it!

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 10/16/2013 3:58:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Well Kelly I am a folk writer, and C&W was the closest I could get to it..thank you so much for your comments, my friend....Peter
  1. Date: 10/14/2013 7:09:00 PM
    this one has all the makings of a great poem, the visuals, the emotion...great write...good luck in the contest :)

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 10/16/2013 4:00:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much my friend for you encouraging word. They are truly appreciated.....Peter
  1. Date: 10/14/2013 6:54:00 PM
    you had me feeling almost as nervous as you must have felt! so glad that you weren't affected - how frightening!

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 10/16/2013 3:56:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you o much ilene. This was just imagination, but we have had our scares with bush fires. I appreciater you comments....Peter
  1. Date: 10/14/2013 8:30:00 AM
    I know from living in Africa how scarey a bush fire can be Peter lovely expressive write glad all ended well for you Shadow x smile

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 10/14/2013 4:32:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Shadow, for reading my poems, and commenting. Africa, now that sounds like an adventure to me. I have always felt an interest in that continent. I truly appreciate both your comments and your beautiful poems....peter
  1. Date: 10/14/2013 8:19:00 AM
    what an experience Peter, I'm amazed. The wild epic smoke not such a simple journey carried by my imagination.. well done here! That created a farewell "I'm still standing" mental picture;) I felt like I was there watching the thick black smoke... The flow of this was great! always.........Linda

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 10/14/2013 4:35:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much Linda for your wonderful comments. Praise from such a wonderful poet is praise indeed, I really appreciate you comments, and your great poems....peter
  1. Date: 10/14/2013 5:42:00 AM
    It has great rhythm and flow to it..Reads like a winner to me..It might could have added a pickup truck and a hound dog just for flavor..Ha!! Ha!! Thanks for the visit to my page..I think that you were the only person that got my poem about the fog..This one reads like a winner to me..Sara

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 10/14/2013 4:40:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much Sara, for your comments. I have not much hope for this piece winning the contest. it doesn't seem to do the theme justice. but I love your comments. Your fog poem was great, and the meaning jumped out at me. now this is what a great poem should do. I have a hard time understanding some poems that I read. But your poem was so easy. I appreciate all your comments, an....Peter
  1. Date: 10/13/2013 8:25:00 PM
    Peter, enjoyed the flow of this poem....... hope you were alright.............SKAT

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 10/14/2013 4:40:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much skat, as usual your comments are very well met with me...peter
  1. Date: 10/13/2013 7:23:00 PM
    Hi Peter, Nice write and experienced shared.. Ken

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 10/14/2013 4:41:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much Ken, your comments are alwys appreciated...peter