Day 13: April PAD 2013 – We Remember

Emergency medical technicians, circa 1980

Emergency medical technicians, circa 1980 (Photo credit: Seattle Municipal Archives)

This poem of comparison is dedicated to our troops, firefighters, EMTs, police officers and all those who dedicate their lives to us.  Thank you for your service.

I’d love to re-write the third stanza to make it gender neutral – there are so many women that serve, too.  Anyone have any ideas for the rhyme, there?

We Remember

Your hands are rough with every touch,
While mine are hardly worn.
And you just want to know we care,
We, sadly, sometimes scorn.

Your bodies, spent, most every day,
You do it for us all.
But we stay home and rest ourselves,
While you answer the call.

I’m sorry that I oft’ forget,
Although you never can,
Of all that you have sacrificed,
For you are quite the man.

Thank you all for what you do,
For that we can’t repay.
We owe to you most everything,
Your service brings, each day.


About ewdupler

Gene is an avid outdoorsman, loves reading and is known to put pen to paper (well, he types) as an amateur poet.
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3 Responses to Day 13: April PAD 2013 – We Remember

  1. Howdy – You have been nominated!! Check out this post and you will get the skinny on what to do:)

  2. I totally agree, people forget to remember and care for the real heroes. I am a proud wife of a defense officer and wish people would understand how tough the lives of men in uniform is. Thanks for liking my post and congrats on being nominated for award.

    • ewdupler says:

      Thank you to you, also. It takes a big commitment from the spouses, too. Heroes don’t stand alone – their families play a huge role in their lives.

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