By Vicki Fruichantie
We were going camping
But ended up instead,
Working the “information station”
As the wildfires glowed red.
We waited and watched and worried
As the days went by,
Fire crews came and went in a hurry
As the spotter plane flew high.
Updates and evacuations
On Facebook filled our days
And nights of work and worry;
There was no time to play.
Some of our friends left their homes
Others chose to stay-
We watched as the fires raged
And the skies turned dark and gray.
Our days were sad at times,
Although we laughed a lot;
It helps to have good friends around
To remember what you’ve got.
Its great how people bond
At difficult times like these,
Our community pulls together
To put those hurt, at ease.
And no matter how it turns out,
Whether homes are lost or kept-
I’ve learned an awful lot this week
As I’ve laughed and loved and wept.