Ronovan Writes Weekly Haiku Challenge #96: Lightning and Rain

 Fort McMurray’s Tragedy

Lightning with no rain

Hellish flames scattering fear

Lives changed forever

Ron’s site

*(Photo credits to Jason Franson/The Canadian Press and Joe-Felix Bienentreu)

About Olga

I have always had an affinity for artistic endeavors and the beauties of nature. The power of the word combined with photography have become my creative spark.
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29 Responses to Ronovan Writes Weekly Haiku Challenge #96: Lightning and Rain

  1. I’ve never heard of it. Sounds pretty awful!

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  2. lifelessons says:

    Imagine being in a car driving down that road between the flames!!! You can see the windshield wipers.

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  3. Meritings says:

    It seems strange to “like” this. I just cannot imagine the horror of this situation where you have no control whatsoever. You don’t know if you have a home to go back to, maybe not even a town, or city, to return to. This is where humanity rises above all else and petty differences are shown to be totally insignificant.

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    • Olga says:

      I know. I was watching live footage on the news for the few days it was unfolding and my heart ached for those fleeing. Some had only 5 minutes to get out. The fire traveled that fast. Canadians and Albertans have risen to the challenge and helped wherever needed.

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  4. pranabaxom says:

    Your haiku is timely for the tragedy that is being unfolded. As meriting said above, it is strange to “like” this.

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  5. amommasview says:

    Read about it in the online news (Swiss one!). It gets to you… we have massive fires over here too and a couple of years ago there were many properties lost. But it did not wipe out an entire town. I feel sorry for the residents…

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  6. Denis1950 says:

    A powerful haiku Olga. We Aussies know how bad this is over there, we have had some bad fires and of course with global warming its getting worse.

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  7. It’s really a terrifying situation.

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  8. Laura Neacsu says:

    heartbreaking to say the least :S I’ve been watching the news and updates on the situation and it all changes from one moment to the next… definitely we can’t underestimate Mother Nature’s powers.

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  9. macjam47 says:

    My heart goes out to all the people who have been displaced by the fire and lost everything, and to the brave men and women fighting the fire.
    Your Haiku is nicely done.

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  10. imanikel says:

    And I feel sad…at all the loss

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  11. Wow! Those pictures along with your haiku are amazing. My sentiments go out to all those people affected by this hellish horror.

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  12. Janice says:

    A great haiku Olga–‘hellish flames scattering fear’ is particularly evocative.

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