You might enjoy free verse Tame the Fire, a six-year-old-girl, two older brothers find flames.
In this “free verse tame the fire,” I was a six-year-old girl. My family lived on a farm in the countryside of Hayden, Id. It was a perfect Saturday, the weather was cooler, we were heading into fall.
It was perfect for burning trash in the old barrel on the side of the old shed. I was watching my brothers burning trash when something horrible happened. Life can change as quickly as a shift in the wind. I’ll describe through words in poetry.
Free Verse Tame the Fire
At five and seven what did they
know of fire?
Nothing until that day.
Sticks and a barrel of flames.
Of fire that eats flesh, leaving you like
a sun-dried raisin.
Running, and laughing with fire,
it loves the wind and cloth.
It eats cloth.
It ate my brother’s leg.
He ran screaming, running from the
I ran too. I ran to get mother.
Mother was “the fire tamer.”
Mom threw him upon the
ground, like a rolling pin.
Rolling him back and forth,
like she was rolling out bread dough.
Bread she would make every Saturday.
Mother snuffed out the flesh-eating fire.
©Linda J. Wolff, and “Free Verse Tame the Fire”
What is a Free Verse Poem? Typically, free verse is patterned by speech rather than a meter. Further, this form of poetry is very open to the author’s discretion and usually does not rhyme. Such as, visual and sound effects are often employed. It can have as many lines as the writer wishes.
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