A single act of carelessness
Is all it takes to set in motion
Such catastrophic consequences,
Endangering many humans,
Plants, animals, homes and livelihoods.
At certain times of the year
Vegetation is tinder dry,
Combustible and susceptible
To outbreaks of fire.
It is criminal, unlawful,
Immoral and outrageous
To fail to take precautions
To safeguard against these
The smallest spark could be the cause
Of a gigantic conflagration,
Escalating rapidly into an inferno
Taking the lives of innocent people
Animals and plants.