The Trouble With Fire
First fact of life is to never feed fire,
It is a hungry, angry, uncontrollable beast,
It will whine to be fed,
Most people ignore it but some feed it until they think it can’t eat anymore.
But it still devours everything,
And as they feel the hot fury of its tongue,
And the spite of its words as it licks at their skin,
They’ll then know never to feed fire.
This is another one of Megan's outstanding poems (aged 11, KS3 English). I'm sure you'll agree that she really brings the 'beast' to life with her words, and leaves you wondering whether the fire represents something so much deeper. Does it represent a relationship? Anxiety? Even gossip? What do you think?