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By Josie Whitehead

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F I R E 

By Josie Whitehead

Fire

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