With dear friends and family members that are firefighters, I can think of few others who give so much of themselves for complete strangers. Thank you to every one of them.

English: ATSUGI, Japan (July 30, 2008) A Comma...Heroes Every Day

To idly stand aside,
would tear these ones apart
as if you burned their heart,
and left them there to die.
All risks they will defy,
to simply say they tried.

It’s in their blood to save.
Emergencies will chime
and spouses cry each time –
In love with what they do –
it’s saving me and you,
and yes, the risks are grave.

A hero every day –
The firefighter’s way.

It is so fun to play with new poetic forms! Today, I learned about a hexsonetta from Poetic Blooming’s weekly prompt. I’m not sure I like the rhyme scheme that splits separates the first and last line of each stanza, but the overall layout is fun and I like the short lines.

Having both friends and family members that either work for or volunteer for the fire department, I can tell you how their career choice affects their family. So this poem is written for both my firefighter friends, and their families.


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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