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The Spark

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Below is the poem entitled The Spark which was written by poet Shadow Hamilton. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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The Spark

It had not rained for months
the bush was dry as a tinder
clouds appeared in far distance
to once more fade and vanish

The sun beating hotly relentlessly down
everything resting in shade so sparse 
the trees without their canopy of leaves
grass dry yellow and brown

A carelessly chucked piece of glass 
sets the grass ablaze, soon all is burning,
flames moving on devouring all in their path
those too slow ending as blackened cinders


Flames that devoured and raged
devastating all as it pillages on
all in its way left as burnt embers
blackened landscape wherever you look

Can land so destroyed live again?
or will it turn into a dust bowl?
a breath of hope blows in from the east
a small smattering of rain gently falls

In its wake comes rebirth new shoots appear
soon the earth is responding with growth
a cleansing has occurred ripping out the dead
soon most signs of the fire will be covered over 

All that is left are blackened gum trees
skeletons on the horizon a timely warning
that nature rules here and will take a hand
in keeping her world fresh vibrantly alive

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  1. Date: 11/29/2013 11:21:00 PM
    I agree with Chuck, amazing you set the page on fire with your words.

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 11/30/2013 7:14:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    wow Rick ty so much, amazing that one simple word can led to 3 poems you saw the birth of this one Shadow x smile hug
  1. Date: 11/29/2013 7:23:00 PM
    Amazing write Shadow. Regeneration in action!

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 11/30/2013 7:12:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    hi Chuck ty for such high praise appreciated greatly Shadow x smile hug