Fire in The MountainsOn the horizon an orange glow,
Trees and vegetation devoured by flame
Burned homes and scorched lives
Choking smoke obliterating landmarks
Ash blanketing the land -
The horrors of fire!
Fire may destroy beauty
But it cannot devour the rock itself.
The mountains shall remain
Just as God our Father
In spite of the heat of opposition
Still He stands immovable
Honoria A. Groves
30 October, 2003
(During destructive forest fires)