The Fire

Phil Hodge

The Fire


The sirens blew!
The engines screamed!
The fire was near;
Or so it seemed


The scene is set:

A growing throng
Rushed out to see
The all consum-
Ing tragedy.


The darkest moment:

The flames roared high,
(’Twas on a farm)
The firemen rang
The next alarm.



A hose was brought,
The water flew;
But nobody
Knew what to do.


The climax:

I wasn’t there.
But someone said,
“The roof caved in.”
(The flames were red)



The water drowned
The poor fire out.
The crowd had gone
Without a shout.



I also left.
I don’t know when
The firemen went
Back home again.

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