View Full Version : A Poem - Fire Hazard by Dorsha Hayes

10-03-2011, 05:52 AM
“Filled with the clutter of unsorted stuff
A spark can set a man ablaze
What’s there heaped high among stored rubbish,
At a puff will burst into flame.
No man can be aware of how inflammable he is,
How prone to what can rage beyond control,
Unless the piled up litter of his life
Is known to him, and he is able to assess
What hazard he is in, what could ignite.
A man disordered and undisciplined
Lives in the peril of a panic flight
Before the onrush of a flaming wind.
Does it now seem I seek to be profound?
I stand on smoking ash and blackened ground.”