Fire and ...

James 3:6 

And among all the parts of the body, the tongue is a flame of fire.

It is a whole world of wickedness, corrupting your entire body.

It can set your whole life on fire, for it is set on fire by hell itself.


Ecclesiastes 7:22 

22 For you know how often you yourself have cursed others.




It so strange to be temperamental,

When irritated no peace is found.

It seems that with the speed of light

Your thoughts moves without sound.


It feeds your anger without mercy.

A smoldering fire becomes a blaze.

It roars and rumbles consuming senses

Destroying all wellness in every place.


There is no hiding from its destruction.

Why do I enjoy this scene?

Like in the dark of myself got even

With them … who put the spark in me


How can I quench this roaring fire?

How to stop this senseless death?

When winds of time are growing

Into a cyclone fed by wrath.


The answer does not dwell within me

Not to be found in my scorching heart.

I guess I don’t have a prayer … or maybe

It’s the only way to escape that snarl.


Jan Wienen


This poem is about: 
My community
My country
Our world