Red Sky, Black Sky poem by Iris Carden
Lightning strikes tree sparks burn brightly. Animals run. It's just begun. Sparks light dry tree fire spreads quickly Red sky at night bushfire's alight. Eucalypt oil burns fire roars, runs, turns. Nature is life. It's death tonight. Black sky morning fire's still burning. Fire creates wind, wind spreads fire again. Unpredictable dragon flame breath burns on. Fight it or flee, don't "wait and see." Eucalypt forest fire doesn't rest. Runs down valley, up hills, easily. Wildlife is caught, with death or hurt. Fight it and choke on eucalypt smoke. Water bomb dropped Chopper's aloft. Firefighters below won't let it grow. Fire beast attacks, firies fight back. Smokey black pall hangs over all. Life in balance is there a chance? Muscles and sweat, fighting still yet. Dragon attacks, then is fought back. Firies fight on til all flame is gone. Forest is black. Life will come back.