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Poems to Perform

By Josie Whitehead

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F  I  R  E 

By Josie Whitehead


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