Purple's Platitudes

nothing but words …

fireside chats

24 June 2014



lightning strike from cloud to ground,

never heard a louder sound.


zapped a tree, split it in two,

charred it black, caught fire too.


sirens screamed towards the site,

flames danced higher in the night.


pouring rain could not suppress,

firemen watched it burn the rest.


it looked much worse from far away,

exaggeration had its day.


unworthy of the evening news,

but gossip spread among a few,


retelling the exciting tale,

a minnow that became a whale.




24 June, 2014 - Posted by | Poetry | ,

1 Comment »

  1. I really liked this one a LOT! Take care!

    Comment by reocochran | 23 July, 2014 | Reply

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