Fires in Life
Fires in life will rage, destroying much in their path,
Scorched souls and destruction in the aftermath.
Attacking you from the front with no remorse,
The intentions are known and with blatant discourse.
It seems too much, too fast, too real,
Picking up what is left of which one must deal.
What was once beauty was erased in a scorching flash,
Consumed by this fire, it is left to ash.
Life has left this place, nothing left to repair,
The spirit is seeming vacant, the ground cold and bare.
But this fire could not consume the soul or resolve,
Life concurs tragedy and begins to evolve.
Fires burn hot, consuming all prey and in time go out,
Erasing what it created, hopelessness and doubt.
Spring rains and warm summer, the seasons they jump,
The spirit of life finds a way to start over, out of a burnt stump.
So many people, no matter where you are from, have struggles that they have to face head on. These struggles are a lot like a fire. They sweep in quickly, destroy things in their path, the burn out. I have had this happen, and I certain it will happen again. The thing to remember is that a fire is temporary. Whether we like it or not, the spirit of life will always prevail. That is why I wrote this poem, Fires in Life.
As I stared at this photo, the words just seemed to come to me. I remember snapping it a couple of years ago.
Take care of yourself, and let your spirit guide you. Thank you for taking a look!