Amongst The Ashes


It's more than a job

More than a pastime


It's a passion, 

A calling

And a duty


It's to rescue a girl from the burning fire,

And from herself


Whether it's to extinguish the fire from beneath her feet

Or the late nights thoughts in her head at 3 a.m.


It's to save a cat hanging ten feet above,

And return him to a broken family


They're more than a person behind a red truck

More than a friendly wave across the grocery aisle


They're mentors to our children

And lifelines to our safety


They're firefighters, 

And they save us from the one thing we know best




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