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Fires they are a burning, churning, disconcerting

Mother Nature’s fury learning earning the respect.

Respect the big and little, one’s age twelve, do not bear

When they light a fire, bring in ire, make things dire,

Bring lost love close to the wire.

May they walk with those burnt bodies, change their bands,

hold their weeping hands, see their crying lands.

Hear babies choke, on poisonous smoke, mothers broke,

May they see Dad fall on his knees, broke.

You light a fire, stand back, admire

Run away become a liar

You light fire, make lives expire, till no breath they require

You light a fire, to fuel desire, you must expire…

This dry land cries ‘Less heat!’, please take the mistreat off repeat

But they don’t care, climate change, a dare

Politicians I put you there, in the flare and see how you fair

On the Sunshine Coast, in the roast, a core host,

You be up there, not my family, friends, the unwilling

Instead of sitting back, down here chilling, killing, drilling,

Not willing, to change for climate change

Fires they are a burning, returning, undiscerning

Mother Nature yearning for the learning and respect.

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