Heard the alarm thought it was morning
then the odour of acrid smoke
jolted her into realisation there was a fire
rolled out of bed stayed low
flames trying to get under the closed-door
her breathing becoming poor!
On the third level such a long way to jump
tried to hold the window sill
strength sapped could not grab the latch
but slid down the wall
flames had permeated the door and frame
she would die if nobody came!
Fire had now ignited the carpet and bedding
going into a deep sleep
smoke swirling around this must be the end
through half closed eyes
somebody rushed in felt herself being raised
knew she was being saved!
Unable to see anything the rescuer never spoke
yet somehow was at ease
suddenly the air was clear and sirens neared
oxygen mask placed upon her face
blankets to as she began to shiver a voice spoke
no longer did she want to choke!
In the ambulance they said she had a lucky escape
asked how she got herself out
told them somebody had brought her to safety
told later the building was gutted
nobody could have gotten into that apartment
was their expert judgement!
So who had managed to get inside nobody knew
placing her completely unharmed
on the grass in front of structure in clear view
was her life truly charmed?
Maybe it was a guarding angel or kindly ghost!
The Foureyed Poet.