Sunday Photo Fiction: Poem – English Sonnet – “Desolation Of The Flames” #poetry #flashfiction #amwriting #music

Thanks to Alistair Forbes for hosting SPF.


Credit: A Mixed Bag


My teary eyes on the buildings below, 

Keeping careful watch o’r those homeless souls.

And since the sky is filled with fire and with smoke.

Praying, keep careful watch o’r forlorn folk.

If we die in fire, keep us together, 

Flames swirling higher, stairs filled with smoke, soon –

Rising farther into the night sky bright, 

Watch flames burn stronger, apartment alight. 

I see fire, fire in our whole home; Such fire

I can’t even breathe; I see fire, can’t respire.

There’s fire hollows my soul, blood curdling free, 

All smoke, no breeze, hope they’ll remember me. 

And if we should die tonight, we’ll both burn, 

Raise glasses of wine, ’till we don’t feel spurned. 

Calling Lord Father, prepare us as thee will, 

Watch the flames burn our home, neighbours heard scream. 

Confined in building blocks, enclosed, we’re remains

No fireman came, desolation it stays


Based off the lyrics by Ed Sheeran’s song “Fire” from The Hobbit movies. I played with the lyrics for this prompt. 


“Fire” – Ed Sheeran 


©Mandibelle16. (2016) All Rights Reserved. 

9 thoughts on “Sunday Photo Fiction: Poem – English Sonnet – “Desolation Of The Flames” #poetry #flashfiction #amwriting #music

  1. Sunday Fiction December 1, 2016 / 8:25 am

    It’s odd, I read this and thought of Hobbits. Maybe it was the song somewhere in the back of my head. It’s a wonderful poem.

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    • mandibelle16 December 1, 2016 / 6:36 pm

      Thank you Al. I’m happy you liked it and that it did make you think of Hobbits. I saw the fire reflected on the window and the song popped into my head to play with as poetry. Happy you like the resulting sonnet.

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  2. patriciaruthsusan December 3, 2016 / 4:19 pm

    I’m not that familiar with the Hobbit movies. I’ve seen parts. This is a lovely poem, Mandi. It made me think more of 9/11 actually. It was such a tragedy. Good writing. —- Suzanne

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    • mandibelle16 December 3, 2016 / 7:14 pm

      Thank you Suzanne. I’m pleased you liked it. It could very well fit in tat 9/11 scenario sadly. I never even thought of that.

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    • mandibelle16 December 4, 2016 / 7:02 pm

      Yeah, I think it would be quite terrifying. But then again, I don’t know if there is a best way to die? Maybe in your sleep, but even then I’m sure it’s scary. I think I would fear drowning just a bit more. Thanks for your comment 🙂

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