the sun dimmed almost gone
as an eerie silence enveloped
it felt ominous like a fast
approaching storm

then the most horrendous roar

as an Everest of fire bore down
bore down upon us
dwarfed and terrified
by nature’s anger

run now

d’Verse, roar 44 words, De Jackson – pic courtesy of

a tribute to all those brave volunteer firefighters and ordinary folk who have fought for their lives over the last few months … 20 lives lost, more than 2,000 homes, plus businesses, wildlife and livestock … recovery will take years and we are only mid fire season now …