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Victoria is burning
My home is burning , my country is suffering
temperatures beyond belief in the south
no-one alive can remember such high ongoing heat
and winds blowing the walls of fire forward and on
Whole towns wiped out in days and nights of blaze
people dead in their desperation to save their homes
or caught on inescapable routes out, they waited too long
fire-fighters and army giving their all till exhaustion
No hope for flora or fauna - the State is burning
electricity is out, the city's air-conditioned homes
as hot as ovens, water restrictions because of drought
and in the north floods are ravaging the Queensland
My home is burningÖ. beautiful Victoria the garden State
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het is daar zo erg, een gebied zo groot als BelgiŽ staat in brand,
bijna niet voor te stellen, hopelijk komt alles goed,
er is ook sprake van brandstichting, ik hoop dat die man of vrouw nog goed kan slapen, wetende dat hij of zij zoveel doden op het geweten heeft,
stilmakend, mooi geschreven,
killea: thanks Marc. am very worried at moment as I cannot reach my mother, who lives on the edge of the fire areas
Niet voor te stellen overal om je heen vuur.
killea: Thank you dear Tessy
Very sad killea, indeed! We have a friend who lives in the east, nearby Brisbane. I have to call him, am worried about him. How is your family?? Such a nice country burning, but nature is very strong, so I hope.
killea: thankyou Anne
ik volg de beelden op tv en moest ook aan jou denken...
het is vreselijk en dan te bedenken dat het aangestoken zou kunnen zijn... afschuwelijk!!
it must be like hell over there, you must feel awful knowing this is happening to your country...
killea: I am saddened as are all Aussies at the moment. At least I know my family and friends are all safe. Beautiful places have been totally wiped out, cars just exploded from the heat. Hard to look at the pics.
thanks for reading me
So sad, so cruel...
killea: Thank you Greta
I really hope your state will find the spirit and strength to rebuild a new envirronment, a new home, a new future.... and my dear
I can understand that the distance most be tuff for you.
Glad to read that your family is safe and well.
Take care June.... I feel with alle the Aussies.
killea: thank you so much Jamal
Nature is a cruel beast. But you can stab it with words, and you just did that.
killea: It is so bad, Bert, some of the most beautiful places have been devastated. Winds today are southerlies still keeping things burning.
Heading for Healsville but thankfully the fabulous animal sanctuary has already been evacuated. See mail.
thanks for FB
Very nice. How would you describe the word ongoing. I don't really know how to interprete the emotional weight of it.
Actually I'm very curious what you would think about my poem 'The act upon death', since I'm not a native speaker of English...
killea: Ongoing means continuous non-stopping wind and fire
thanks you for FB and will check out your poem later.
the worst is that there are people who have fun to destroy the nature, love Ivan
killea: Thank you for your medeleven Ivan
killea: thanks, Lucky