louis rams

(09/13/1943 / new york city)

Firefighter


She became a firefighter at a very young age
Passed with flying colors at every stage
Determined to follow the footsteps of her family
That is the dream that she did see.
She built up her body like any man
But had the gentlest hands.
The kindest heart that anyone would know
And that was something that she did show.
She would put the person on her back
Looking forward and would never slack
Her goal was to save all the lives she can
That was her goal, that was her plan.
And every time she looked at her children
As a mother would often do- and see the pride in their eyes
And in the faces of the lives she saved and prevented
Them from going to an early grave.
Then she would know that the choice she made
To be a firefighter would take her spirits so much higher.
So to the firefighters I salute you one and all
So stand proud, stand tall.

Submitted: Thursday, January 16, 2014
Edited: Friday, January 17, 2014

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  • * Sunprincess * (1/18/2014 4:50:00 PM)

    .........an awesome tribute...firefighters perform a wonderful service for society...
    our thanks can never be enough...my sister's husband is a firefighter and he is her hero (Report) Reply

  • Roseann Shawiak (1/18/2014 2:59:00 PM)

    Again an awesome poem! ! A great tribute to firefighters everywhere.
    Absolutely love this one also. Thank you for sharing, RoseAnn (Report) Reply

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