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Teacher Newsmagazine Volume 16, Number 2, November/December 2003

Monster in the mountains

Marg Boyd’s Grade 6 students at Anne McClymont Elementary School in Kelowna, wrote these poems during the first weeks of school. BCTF President Neil Worboys visited the school in early September and the staff appreciated the support as they worked through the first two weeks.

Evil monster
eating away
at the
mountain.
People crying,
heroes try
to save
houses.
Hope dying,
water bombers flying.
Sunday morning
people found
out,
that their
houses were
just an
empty lot.

Streets were
filled with
ash and smoke.
People crying
but
the heros
still trying.
Melted homes,
totally demolished.
It is
something
that we
won’t
forget.

by Katie Sutior

 

A monster in the mountains,
uncontrollable,
a dangerous fire.
Burning the mountain and everything in its path.
The mountain glows with fire.
Winds start to gust,
the fire blows,
coming closer to the houses.
The frightened people watch in horror
as the flames come down the mountainside.
winds change,
the fire goes back behind the mountains.
Houses are burnt,
ash everywhere,
a horrible sight.

by Tommy Clark

 

We were worried
at first
sorrow
and sadness,
scared
and helpless.
As the
fire was blazing and
the winds were mad
it ate the
houses
bite by bite.

by Adam Smith

 

Fire, Fire
burning bright,
like a candle
in
the night
firefighters
tried in
vain
but that
fire is
such a
PAIN!

by Simon Charles Edwards

 

Fire.
Smoke billowed in the sky,
purple,
orange, grey.
Fire raging in the hills.
Dragons of flame
raced through the trees.
Greedily burning all they could.
Monster in the mountain.
Demon of destruction.
The blaze was horrific.
Would the firefighters stop it?
or would the dragons burn down our town,
and laugh at our sorrow?
Mother Nature started this,
would she be kind,
and send glorious rain?
Or would she send winds to help the dragons?
The firefighters have almost controlled the blaze.
Will it flare up again?

by Madeline L. Rigg

 

Monster in the mountains
The fire fiercely raged
over the mountain top
nervous and scared
I watched
and waited
no sign of control
rapidly the fire spread
through the mountains
smoke was in the air
the fire’s flames were getting bigger
the sun was going down
and all firefighters were going to rest
I was frightened
I wish the fire would go away
GO AWAY NOW!

by Claire Macleod



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