The barking hero
Dad woke up first. "What is that barking about?"
Then Mom woke up. "That dog has gone mad!"
And Dad said: "Maybe something's wrong."
The children shouted: "Come quickly; there is a fire!"
The dog had woken them all up
And so everyone got out of bed.
It was the kitchen where the fire started,
So everyone thought he could save all
That could not be replaced: photographs in particular,
But also the computer, including memory sticks.
They ran all through the house; they had to hurry,
Because time ran out; they knew that very well.
Then a flash fire came. There was no time left.
Dad shouted: "Get out!" He looked once more
Whether everyone came along. He was standing by the stairs
And shouted: "Hurry up! Leave that there! Run! Hurry!!!"
And when his family was outside, he came too.
The house was already blue with smoke.
Dad closed the door and said, "That was that!"
Mom said: "We are still alive. That was quite a thing!"
Suddenly the roof collapsed and then
It seemed as if the flame hit the pan.
Suddenly dad put his hand to his mouth...
"Someone is missing: the dog!!!"
The one who had saved the family from a disaster
Had turned into soot himself.