The house is quiet as everyone sleeps

a normal night in a happy home

on an estate that has seen no trouble

dogs bark cats screech foxes whine

in the dark faint footsteps approach

on their path a figure does encroach!


Inside the central heating pipes creak

their pet labrador snores contentedly

roused by movement of the door flap

followed by that pungent odour of petrol

a lit piece of rag ignited the first flame

the arsonist leaves as he came!


Acrid smoke sets off the smoke alarm

but not before it permeates upstairs

silently like a winter fog becoming dense

the children awake coughing and crying

mum choking eyes open tries to rise

the roar of the flames a total surprise!


Realising they were all in the one bedroom

kids had once again crept into the bed

her husband groaned not easy to wake

luckily the fire brigade were nearby

all safely rescued as the fire quelled

onto each other they tightly held!


Soon their pet dog is brought out safe

but the house was totally gutted

in the shadows they watched the action

a burning grudge had not been fulfilled

just blended into this chaotic scene

family shocked at what might have been!


Into the shadows the culprit slipped away

vowing for revenge another day!


The Foureyed Poet.

Published in: on 10/07/2010 at 16:23  Comments (1)  

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  1. Reblogged this on The Foureyed Poet and commented:

    Be careful who you upset! The Foureyed Poet.


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