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