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Inferno
JH (January 4,1931 / a citizen of the world)

Inferno

It birthed several summers ago
as the undergrowth grew into a
carpet of flammable fuel, waiting
impatiently to explode.

On Saturday February 7,2009,
explode it did, into a holocaust
of unprecedented death and
destruction. Lest we forget.

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J, when there is an important point to be made, nobody makes it with more concision than you. t x
Thank you for this Jerry. Lest We Forget so necessary for someone as caring as you to put it on here for all to see. Extremely well penned as usual! Karin Anderson
You encapsulate so much with such economy and compassion. This is a powerful, moving poem, without a hint of sentimentality. You certainly haven't lost your touch. Love, Allie ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
very well written poem on a tragic event!