As i lay thee down to rest…

Posted: May 6, 2011 in death, Firefighters, Poem, poetry
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A subject everyone avoids, and no-one like talking about, and especially be effected by it…But… Inevitable.

Yesterday was a particularly difficult day, as a friend and colleague was laid to rest.

And a Fireman’s funeral is particularly emotional.

I dedicate this poem…to Stan the Man!

Fireman’s Prayer

When I am called to duty, God…
Where ever flames may rage…
Give me the strength to save some life…
Whatever be its age…
Help me embrace a little child…
Before it is to late…
Or save an older person from…
The horror of that fate…
Enable me to be alert…
And hear the weakest shout…
And quickly and efficiently to put the fire out…
I want to fill my calling and…
To give the best in me…
To guard my every neighbor and protect his property…
And if according to your will…
I have to give my life…
Please bless with your protecting hand…
MY CHILDREN AND MY WIFE

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Comments
  1. rob niterl says:

    Awesome stuff.

  2. Victoria Leeson says:

    Amen

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