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Playing with fire

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Playing with fire

Playing with fire

What is it with these morons?
What is this fierce desire?
What is it that makes them tick?
Why do they play with fire?
They wander round from place to place
With lighters in their hand
And start these fires haphazardly
I do not understand.

What gets into their foolish heads?
To make them do these things
They call these people arsonists
Such destruction these fools bring
Houses they go up in flames 
As the fires go raging by
And animals, and often people
Amidst these flames they die.

Have these folk no compassion?
Do they not care at all?
About the damage they create
Why are these folk so cruel?
It seems to me they be insane
What else could they be?
Lock them up is what I say
And throw away the key.

25 November 2013 @ 1609hrs.







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  1. Date: 12/10/2013 4:19:00 AM
    Congrats on the win, Peter

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 12/10/2013 11:14:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Doc, your comments are worth a lot to me...peter
  1. Date: 12/10/2013 12:38:00 AM
    I agree! This was a nicely written ballad! Congrats on your win, Peter, and welcome back to the contests. G.

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 12/10/2013 11:13:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Giorgio, your kind comments are magic to me...Peter
  1. Date: 12/9/2013 5:49:00 PM
    hello Peter, , Thanks for understanding and having patience with me. I'm sending hugs from the bottom of my heart. I am very sorry I kept all my winning poems on standby. LOL, Had a MAD headache. wink! wink! .... Congratulations.... If you have time, please enjoy my Hot & Cute blog.. Called. "Fire Sister." take care and enjoy this win -- xox.LINDA

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 12/10/2013 11:11:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Linda for letting me onto your contest. Last time I looked it said that my entry was NA so I was overjoyed to get a placing....Peter
  1. Date: 11/25/2013 6:42:00 PM
    You have described this illness or whatever it is very well Peter...I enjoyed your poem this evening....

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 11/26/2013 5:14:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Donna, most of the bush fires in WA are started by arsonists. I appreciate you comments...Peter
  1. Date: 11/25/2013 9:18:00 AM
    you express the numbness of the soul so aptly.. passion is what lights one world, peter..i delight in this, wow!..:) huggs

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 11/25/2013 2:59:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Nette, I appreciate your kind comments....peter
  1. Date: 11/25/2013 4:20:00 AM
    Yes, the only solution to lock and throw away the key, Peter

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 11/25/2013 2:57:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks doc, for your comments....peter
  1. Date: 11/25/2013 2:35:00 AM
    - No, have no compassion ..... fun, excitement and boredom ..... without concern for animals, people or values. - Terrible!! - Well written, Peter. - Have a nice day. - oxox // Anne-Lise :)

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 11/25/2013 2:56:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you for your kind comments Anne Lise....Peter