The Poetry of Brian Langley
Was just a butt I tossed away.
I know Iíve often heard you say,
ďThatís all it needs, one tiny spark,
To start a fire, to burn a park.Ē
But I just didnít think that far;
I flicked that butt out from the car
And drove away quite unaware
That single butt lay smouldíring there.
A seed, that in a few short hours
Had grown to massive flaming flowers,
Consuming all, as on it grew
Livestock, trees and houses too.
Destruction, total in its wake.
I find itís just too much to take.
I canít believe I caused today.
Was just a butt - I threw away.
© Brian Langley 19 Jan 2009
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