Memories are made by wildfire |

Memories are made by wildfire

Dear Editor,

My name is Barbara Fox, but my pen name is Barbara Taylor. At 7 a.m. on June 22 I wrote this poem. Then at 9 a.m. I heard the news about the accident near Parachute and the lives lost of the firefighters. This is hard to see and listen to every day. Just because of fighting fires caused by careless, unthinking people, we already have Mother Nature’s wrath to deal with. I am a freelance writer and published poet just recently moved back home to Colorado. My way of expressing my feelings is in the poem I wrote, and to dedicate it to the firefighters and their families.


Wildfire, we all know the fear, but the smoke will clear.

The land will slowly start to heal.

Devastation we see and feel.

We honor our firefighters every day … and , oh!

Sometimes what a price they pay.

And so, memories are made by wildfire.

My way of thanking all firefighters and volunteers who we know work so hard at this.

Thank you.

Barbara Fox


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