A Poem for Fort McMurray

Joining the crowd over on Poetic Asides to write an ‘Are We There Yet’ poem.  This one had me thinking of those in Fort McMurray making their way back home this week and what they might find facing them.

For Fort McMurray

Children ask are we there yet
How can they know
There’s no going back home

To charred remains
It still rains
ashes
Or is it heaven
crying
death dust

When the flames drove
us out
Hells fire it looked like
The world ending

We follow the road that
burned as we fled
Leading us back
to what is left

We will
Rise from the ashes

Written for Poetic Asides

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