The day Hell came to Earth

by sezz   Feb 10, 2009

Australia is the sun-burnt land
Like everybody knows
Wild animals roam free out back
Kangaroos, wombats and dingos

But now the wildlife's dying
This nation's torn in two
The fire's ravaging through our land
And there's nothing we can do

Towns have been destroyed
Our homes burnt to the ground
The fire used our country
As it's personal playground

The death toll keeps on rising
300,000 hectares razed
Eating everything in it's path
As across the land it blazed

Now announced as Australia's worst
Phone for help was multiplied
Parents calling in about their kids
For those hurt and those that died

Fire fighters working day and night
Trying to put these fires out
The country's pulling together
To help those now without

The call out for donations
Was heard amidst the melee
Shocked Australians funded more -
Than 10 million in one day

The 38th day of '09
Will be marked as the fires birth
Australia will never be the same
Since the day Hell came to Earth

This is dedicated to the fire fighters and all those lost and affected by the fires currently raging in Victoria.
7th Feb to current
209 + victims and still rising


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Latest Comments

  • 7 years ago

    by Im not broken anymore

    This was amazing!!! They all are though of course. you have such a way with worlds.

  • 9 years ago

    by ddevildude

    Great work..a beaut!!

    my hearts goes to all those suffered ,, a tragedy...

    i wish i could hav done more,,,

  • This poem is amazing although the sadness of things that happened over there are horrifying i think that this poems serves as a way to alert people who don't know about it and better if they know about someone who lives there..amazing write, beautiful diction and emotion.


  • 9 years ago

    by Fiend in the Iron Maiden

    Very nice

    like I said

    that is amazing ^^

    great job dear

  • 9 years ago

    by xBehindTheseHazelEyesx

    Ah, this is so good.

    a tragic situation makes an emotion filled poem.

    nice work