Treasure Island

Gert Strydom

(03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

When the mountain with all its peaks are ablaze (pantoum)


flames spread further with destruction
from where the mountain is ablaze
running into almost every direction
with smoke causing a big haze

From where the mountain is ablaze
fire-fighters attack the flames with huge devotion
with smoke causing a big haze
monitors do their planning with presumption,

fire-fighters attack the flames with huge devotion
but the fire spreads as far as they can gaze,
monitors do their planning with presumption,
some people are trapped as in a maze,

but the fire spreads as far as they can gaze,
while fire-fighters use everything at their disposition
some people are trapped as in a maze,
are caught in moments of emotion

while fire-fighters use everything at their disposition
running into almost every direction,
are caught in moments of emotion,
flames spread further with destruction.

Submitted: Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Edited: Tuesday, May 24, 2011

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