Burning letter

Greece on FireThe following touching text is a letter written by a fireman, some months after the one thousand fires Greece endured last summer, and addresses to people all over the world.

"I would like to forget:

- Those 3-4 sheeps we didn't make it to save and heard them terrified as the flames reached them.

- Those birds that didn't make it to leave their trees as the flames circled them, and were falling all over us like leaves in autumn...

- The terrified faces of my colleges when we saw 50-metres-high all around us.

- The panicked voices of other firemen on the phone, telling people got burnt in their houses...

But I wont forget:

- The people on the helicopters who found us a way to avoid the flames at the very last minute.

- The governments, who let people build houses at places where once stood dense forests.

- That we made it to save a family and their dog, animals and properties from the flames.. it will help me sleep at night...

- THAT I AM A HUMAN BEING, WHO SHOULD BE SORRY FOR ALL HIS LIFE ABOUT THE BIGGEST CATASTROPHIES LIFE ON EARTH HAS EVER ENDURED, DUE TO ITS SPECIES ACTIONS.

My question is:

addressed to all governments and rich people on this planet :What are you going to do with all this money if you can't see a tree growing near your big cold house?When you won't be able to breath due to lack of oxygen..?

Just some ash left on our hair...murderes..."

Image credit: NASA.


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Guest foivos skarpelos

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i remember this letter i have seen it at youtube in greek and i remembered it from the first sentence the letter of an forest firefighter it really made me cry (i cry hardly never) WE SHOULD ALL PROTECT THE REMENANTS did this firefighter died at last?

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