General Poetry posted January 2, 2020

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A 4 x 5-7-5 tribute

My Country is Burning

by Chrissy710

5-7-5 Old Year Ooops! Contest Winner 

Bush fires are raging
and my country is burning
no rain, but tears fall.
Fuel in the bush
allow fast fires to take hold,
reduction too late.
Precious lives are lost
firemen, pay the highest cost
families shattered.
Homes gone, wild life burnt
community spirit lives;
Australia unites.


Writing Prompt
The challenge for this contest is not just one or two or even three 5-7-5's . . . it's FOUR! That's right, folks, you are to choose your favorite 'misstep' of 2019 - politics, fashion, education, engineering, advertising, more! - and write a quad-stack of 5-7-5's about it. Now, I know some of you will have to go searching and I'm sure some of you could present us with a veritable laundry list, but you must choose the MOST interesting ONE and focus on it!

No deviations from the foundational 5-7-5 formatting! This is STRICTLY 5-7-5 according to:

first line - 5 syllables
second line - 7 syllables
third line - 5 syllables

So, start researching and choosing your favorite flub or beloved blunder of 2019 and getting those poetic licenses and pens at the ready because your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to write us an Ooops-Stack that is clever or witty or sad or exciting or scary or . . . . just whatever it takes to make us want to vote for your Stack!

P.S. Yes, do please keep it clean, although innuendo is always welcome!!

5-7-5 Old Year Ooops!
Contest Winner


Reflecting on the recent and continual bush fire disaster through many states in Australia over the past few weeks wih many lives, homes, wildlife and animal lost in rcent days including 2 young firemen. Both had young families. This is my tribute to all our brave firemen and women and all the many people helping out

Please let it rain soon

The image is from Google and is a recent one taken

I have put All my words through syllable counters and 'fire' is one word. I hope the others are also correct .

Thanks for reading my work

Now that voting is completed I am thrilled to be the winner of this contest and Thank You to everyone for their support.

With so much appreciation Cheers Christine

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