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Torn

As fires rage relentlessly,
I find my sympathies
Veering between the people and the trees.

Some houses appear to be
Too near the boundary
Of trees, and should, I believe, stand more free.

Would such firebreaks guarantee
Any higher degree,
Any great effect on people's safety?

Just as I think sharks should be
Undisturbed in the sea,
I believe bushland belongs to the trees.

The current catastrophe
Is thus, I feel, to be
Not entirely against humanity.

I admit the misery
Of the community,
But folk were living where they chose to be.

On the other hand, no tree
Could imagine how the
Fire would destroy native territory.

January 16 2020
"Polarities v. Paradoxes"
Sponsor: L. Gauthier
















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Date: 1/17/2020 3:48:00 AM
I appreciate your honesty. Thank you for sharing and kind wishes, Kai
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Beth Evans
Date: 1/18/2020 2:56:00 AM
Thanks very much, Kai.
Date: 1/16/2020 1:02:00 PM
Hello Beth Evans, this fire is horrible. it is lasting too long. i think they need more help to put it out. Have a nice day my fiend.
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Darlene De Beaulieu
Date: 1/17/2020 2:33:00 PM
Hello Bess, I hope to that some changes are made tp build the relationship. I hope that it does not happen again. It would be nice that your relationship will grow stronger. Have a nice day my friend.
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Beth Evans
Date: 1/16/2020 6:18:00 PM
Thanks, Darlene - I just hope some changes are made to building regulations so that it doesn't all happen again next year.