Late after dark city started burning
Unknown looters were running around
The people carried angry fire downtown
Hands up the crowds disappointment is churning.
Equal treatment is what they are yearning.
For too long resentment has been on hold!
For too long our stories been untold,
By men who have held power and great means.
Fire set in cities, the torch burns and cleans,
Fire burned injustice it’s our day, behold!
©2020 cj holm
This is my first attempt at Decima Poetry. The rhyming pattern of abbaaccddc. Ronovan’s challenge was to use “Fire” in the “a” spot of the pattern. I cheated and used Fire as a topic. Decima poetry is brand new to me even though it is centuries old. (Sometimes it’s good to force a Swedish/German to learn new things. Thank you Ronovan for the stretch!
Ronovan Writes Haiku Challenge 288 Smoulder / Subdued
Wood smoulders and glows
as night time subdues the wind
-wolf cries for its’ home
in burning embers
lightning flashes come and go
white ashes remain
©2018 cj holm
Tonight’s September sunset, viewed from my Minnesota prairie home, sent me running for my camera!
Image and Words ©2016 – Clarence Holm
This evening beauty
Autumn’s prairie painted sky
Sets fire to my soul
“To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: … A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance”
Listen as blue fire
Hisses with tips of gold flames
Dancing in the smoke
River of fire feeds the change
Restoring God’s forest floor
-Clarence Holm A Tanka
Ronovan’s Haiku Challange 96 – Lightning and Rain
Photo Credit – Agence France-Presse (AFP)
Dry crumbling lightning
Thunders across the prairie
-Fire instead of rain