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Australia is Burning

Catastrophic fires consume our land.

14 total reviews 
Comment from LeannaP
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I thought that this was a good entry for the contest.
Good luck.
I loved the picture you used to help illustrate your poem
Nicely written piece of work.
Great job

 Comment Written 13-Dec-2019


reply by the author on 13-Dec-2019
    Thank you Leanna, Our country is in big trouble with millions of acres burnt and 750 homes lost. Blessings, K.
reply by LeannaP on 13-Dec-2019
    The same in California, usa with all of the wildfires. Much luck
Comment from Alchera
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I well know what it means when the red gums burn down as fast as possible due to the blue oil that they emanate. Lack of rainfalls are immensely dangerous. This happened in the '50's when I was a child too on some of the surrounded farms in NSW. I can see all of it ! One thousand homes burn down and six victims. What a disaster! I can only pray for them all. God bless them all.

 Comment Written 12-Dec-2019


reply by the author on 12-Dec-2019
    Thanks so much for your in-depth review. I guess you are an Australian? Oz is in huge trouble. Blessings, Kace.
reply by Alchera on 12-Dec-2019
    Lace did you receive my reply because I think that something went wrong with my tablet because " bad gate " appeared on the display. Take care Tony
Comment from Liz O'Neill
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Are you familiar with Mabaker on this site? She's from Australia also. She speaks with concern about these fires. In one line you have captured the crux of this on-going tragedy. This is a very important issue to address. So many homes and lives lost. I'm sure things are the same in Australia as in America. There are accounts of firefighters' homes burning as they are fighting to save others' homes. Two of my friends had to evacuate. Fortunately, they are safely back in their homes. Thank you for writing about this. A+

 Comment Written 27-Nov-2019


reply by the author on 27-Nov-2019
    Hello Liz, No, not familiar with Mabaker. Quite a few Aussies on FS.
    The weather has changed dramatically all over the World. We only have seven states and three of them are fighting bushfires. I live in Queensland, no rain for 4 months. Thanks for reading my friend. XXK.
Comment from aryr
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Good luck in the contest Kace. You captured the terrible drought situation in a single line, well done. Unfortunately it seems that all over the world nature is wrecking havoc. Drought and fires in Australia, raging fires in California USA on the west coast with severe rains and mud slides on the east coast. It seems like nature wants a clean slate.

 Comment Written 17-Nov-2019


reply by the author on 18-Nov-2019
    Thank you for your good wishes. Some say it is the beginning of Armageddon. I think it's climate change all over the world. We can't keep taking and not putting back. Love to you, Kace.
reply by aryr on 18-Nov-2019
    So true Kace, I guess we will just keep hoping and praying. You are so welcome.
Comment from Mystic Angel 7777
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This meets the contest requirements splendidly as you deliver a technically sound One Line Poem. The content is powerful in its simplistic imagery about a deadly and serious problem. Good luck in the judging and thank you very much for sharing it.

 Comment Written 16-Nov-2019


reply by the author on 18-Nov-2019
    Hello my friend, Thanks for reading, never experienced fires like these across two states. Men shipped in to help our exhausted firefighters. Our dams are at 60%. Blessings, Kace.
Comment from BeasPeas
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Hi Kace. I am so sorry for this terrible situation. Fire is a fearsome thing and my heart goes out to all of you suffering through this. You've said a lot in just a line. Marilyn

 Comment Written 15-Nov-2019


reply by the author on 18-Nov-2019
    Hello my friend the squirrel lady, Yes, we are in big trouble. Millions of acres burnt and so far, 150 homes. Nature is much stronger than puny man. Love, Kace.
reply by BeasPeas on 18-Nov-2019
    I hope things have gotten better with the fires.
reply by the author on 21-Nov-2019
    Worse now Marilyn. Three states are burning. Two-hundred and fifty homes gone, luckily or not, three dead. I have never seen my backyard without grass. I am feeding a flock of birds. Water restrictions soon. Dams at 50%. Pray please. Love, K.
reply by BeasPeas on 21-Nov-2019
    Hi Kace. Fire is a frightening thing. I've seen it firsthand. Bless you all and stay safe. Animals have it particularly hard.
reply by the author on 23-Nov-2019
    Every retailer is asking for a donation for drought/fire relief. So many of our native animals gone. Animal welfare are working just as hard as the firemen. Two huge water-bombing aircraft from Canada have flown in; sucking the water from the sea. It's devastating. I just can't see how the land can come back as millions of acres are gone. Stock losses in the thousands. Armageddon?
reply by BeasPeas on 25-Nov-2019
    I am so sorry, Kace.
reply by the author on 28-Nov-2019
    Like the Phoenix rising from the ashes. Our land will rise again once the rains come. We must have faith, without it, there is nothing. Love, Kace XX
reply by BeasPeas on 02-Dec-2019
    I heard that a fireman set the fires so he could be there to put them out. A sad state of affairs. Marilyn
reply by Anonymous Member on 02-Dec-2019
    I heard that a fireman set the fires so he could be there to put them out. A sad state of affairs. Marilyn
reply by the author on 02-Dec-2019
    Always some dickhead that is a firebug. It is sad for those who have lost everything. Love, Kace.
Comment from oliver818
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Nice poem, it is terrifying what is going on over there. I heard it's a lot more than what burnt in Brazil. Thanks for sharing this and have yourself a really great day

 Comment Written 15-Nov-2019


reply by the author on 18-Nov-2019
    G'day Oliver, Thanks for reading. Yes, millions of acres are burning. More than the Brazil fires. Cheers, Kay.
Comment from Spangle
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What a devastating picture! Your one line entry describes it perfectly. Our hearts go out to anyone in such a horrible situation. I cannot imagine watching disaster coming closer and closer and not being able to do anything to stop it. Wow!

 Comment Written 15-Nov-2019


reply by the author on 15-Nov-2019
    Hello my friend, Yes, very frightening. Sixty-five fires out of control. Men flwn from NZ and also Western Aust. Never have we seen it like this. Thanks for reading, pray for rain please. Love, K.
Comment from Sasha
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It is amazing that this fire continues. We get very little information on it here in Mexico. I do hope you are in a safe area. Great job with this entry, I sincerely wish you all the best.

 Comment Written 15-Nov-2019


reply by the author on 15-Nov-2019
    Hello Sasha, This and many other fires in two states out of control because we have had no rain for four months! I am in a regional city, not surrounded by bush. They should have back=burned months ago. Our temps. for spring are hovering around 104F. I dread to think what December will bring. Thank you Sasha. XXK
reply by Sasha on 15-Nov-2019
    Just be sure to stay safe.
Comment from Dorothy Farrell
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Hi Kace, One line poems don't come much shorter than this but you make a strong statement. Indeed the country is burning - wild fires destroying what, in some cases, cannot be replaced. Well done with so few words - warm regards and Good Luck in the contest. Dorothy xx

 Comment Written 15-Nov-2019


reply by the author on 15-Nov-2019
    Hi Dorothy, thanks for reading. I have never experienced wildfires like this. Govt now has the army on standby. Firefighters have been brought in from NZ and Western Aust. Two-thousand fighters and the weather gets worse. Around 104F. Love, K.