California Fires

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California Fires ( Sonnet)
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There’s smoky tendrils carried on the wind

From fire in the California hills.

As their very expensive homes are thinned,

No one laments the wildlife it kills.

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Each year it seems the story is the same,

The flames consume vast stretches of the state.

Officials wonder where to place the blame,

As homeowners ponder property’s fate.

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Whole neighborhoods sadly destroyed by fire.

With families left bereft of all they own,

Their shattered dreams consumed in burning pyre,

The victims face their tragedy alone.

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Takes years before the scenery is replaced,

And clear financial burdens that they faced.

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Author Notes

In the News again. California burns every year, it seems with great cost to families, wildlife, and the environment.


This is a Sonnet in iambic pentameter. There are two troublesome words in it that can be pronounced with either two or three syllables: families, scenery. For this poem they are intended as two.


The picture is from Microsoft ClipArt.

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