Snapping, crackling, sparkling and spluttering;

The bonfires are blazing, hissing and muttering.

    Spitting, sparking, gleaming and dancing;

    Flames like wild horses, eagerly prancing.


Flames that are roaring, curling and swirling;

Flashing, flickering, frantically whirling.

    Fires which attack, fires which defend;

    The dangerous killer but also man’s friend.


Fires that cook food for human consumption;

Fires that seem proud and full of presumption;

    Fires which bring warmth, comfort and light.

    My fire and your fire burns brightly tonight.



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*This poem was one of almost 400 which was chosen by teachers and children for publication and was published in 2010 by AMS Educational Ltd, Leeds.  I hope you like it too.  Josie

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