Another Call


Firemen hurried one and all
They geared up and moved out, no time to spare,
As sirens pierced through the morning air,

It was a duty, a calling, their passion, their way,
To save the public from their darkest day,
Out of habit they work without fear, without fret,
Now these heroes are ones we’ll never forget.

I wonder if they reflected on the hope their lives gave,
On this day when it was only God who could save,
To the soul mates, I hug you and join you in your tears,
On this day when reality has overcome our fears,
But know they will be with us in spirit, in love,
They’ll be watching and guiding from high above.

To the children, though this grief may now seem to great,
Know that your Mothers & Fathers have a hero’s fate,
Know they’ll still be there in every possible way,
Let their memory bring you joy each and every day.

To the parents be proud of what they’ve done,
Think of all the lives they touched,
Take comfort in the fact that they love you so much.

To the siblings, grandparents, grandchildren, friends,
To the aunts, uncles, cousins that they loved to the end,
Know that their lives were not taken in vain,
Let pride in all they’ve done, take the place of your pain.

To their “brothers & sisters” who shared in that calling,
Don’t feel guilt or regret as your tears are falling,
But feel honor and appreciation for all that you do,
Stand strong, stand together, and let that strength help you through.

To God with who these men and women have now gone,
Know that recollections of these lives on Earth will live on,
Please bring peace to the hearts that are suffering today,
As they wonder how to go on, please show them the way.

And the firemen, whose lives have been lost,
Know that we recognize your work and its cost,
Thank You for all you’ve helped and you’ve saved,
For the time and the love, and the lives that you gave.


Author Unknown