poet Mark R Slaughter

Mark R Slaughter

Fire Ferocious

Fire! Fire! Ferocious fire!
You restless wall of flame.
Fire! Fire! Roaring higher!
Your fury to never tame.

You show no mercy – no regard:
A writhing army uncontrolled.
At least you don’t discriminate,
Selecting to exterminate:
All dealt with equal pain untold.

Fire! Fire! Ferocious fire!
You restless wall of flame.
Fire! Fire! Roaring higher!
Your fury to never tame.

In time of drought you run amok –
An open chimney of the land.
Prefer to scorch than suffocate:
In blinding zeal, incinerate
To blackened vista now unmanned.

Fire! Fire! Ferocious fire!
You restless wall of flame.
Fire! Fire! Roaring higher!
Your fury to never tame.

Destruction be your only goal
For you to vent your jealous wrath
On gentle life with caring soul
And human victims to console:
As you are none, but psychopath.

Fire! Fire! Ferocious fire!
You restless wall of flame.
Fire! Fire! Roaring higher!
Your fury to never tame.

So there it is – you are but flame:
Reacting gases to adorn –
With orange flicks of flailing arms,
You’re flaunting your demonic charms!
Now leave us for bereaved to mourn.

Fire! Fire! Ferocious fire!
You restless wall of flame.
Fire! Fire! Roaring higher!
Your fury to never tame.

So many lives to claim.


Copyright © Mark Raymond Slaughter 2009










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Poem Submitted: Thursday, February 26, 2009
Poem Edited: Sunday, May 8, 2011

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  • Michelle King (6/29/2014 11:16:00 PM)

    Beautiful poem

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  • Ruby HoneytipRuby Honeytip (12/3/2012 9:35:00 AM)

    This is a great poem....harrowing subject.

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  • S... Che (3/13/2009 7:01:00 AM)

    Great poem. I know people who where actucally affected by the fire. thank you for the poem

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  • Shoshana Green (3/2/2009 3:30:00 PM)

    Great expression for our brothers, sisters, and beloved land helplessly down under neath inferno's consummation.

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  • Stacey Watts (3/2/2009 2:35:00 PM)

    Brilliantly written. Great imagery in this piece. 10

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  • Pablo Cruise (3/2/2009 2:33:00 PM)

    Another good one. I like the flow of your verse.

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  • Victor SklyarovVictor Sklyarov (3/2/2009 2:31:00 PM)

    Great song. Did you compose music too? 10+

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  • Anjali Sinha (3/1/2009 4:06:00 AM)

    fire fire ferocious fire
    yes so much fire all around--
    but not a droppppppppp
    of water to drown those flames
    (I also heard there was a paucity of water-
    though we have plenty here at Perth)
    a beautiful poem dear Mark
    thanks for sharing
    i liked it
    -10 anjali

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  • Anita Wisniewska (3/1/2009 3:55:00 AM)

    Yes good u should send over to Oz

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