My Hero

October 30, 2008
By Aimee Sadler, Lafayette, TN

I know this guy
he fights all the time
each and everyday
he puts his life on the line

he rushes to the hall
after he puts on his gear
his pager sounds off
loud and clear

he gets in the truck
honks the horn
and turns the sirens up

with worry and fear
of what they may find
hidden in that fire
late that night

a mother with her unborn child
an underage teen drunk and to wild
an old couple resting married for years
or children watching their house filled with tears

the devil wants to win
but these guys will fight till the end
with all their heart and might
god help them save a life

he goes back to the hall
thanking god for his life
for another chance
to hug and kiss his wife

he comes through the door
covered with ash and dirt
its been a long night
so he'll clean up first

he comes and lays down
beside his caring wife
to tell her the tale
of what happened that night

the car had flipped over
a couple of times
the baby in the back
was the only one alive

the car caught on fire
others still inside
the baby had flown out
which saved his life

he didn't have a scratch
not even a bruise
he didn't cry
nor did he know what to do

his angels were their
all by his side
to protect him
so he didn't die

the medics came
and rushed in
sadly enough
it was to late by then

the car had blown up
with loud shrieks and cries
for the people inside
surely had died

this family now gone
to live another life
their baby still here
on his dreadful night

he had no one in his life
he was all alone
to defend for himself
out in the cold

the strength he must have
to do what he does
is more than I can ever say
I thought I could do

this is story of me
and the one that saved my life
I'm the proud adopted son
of that fireman and his wife.

The author's comments:
i wrote this for my fiancee. he is a firefighter and he loves what he does. i simply said i would write him a poem and this is what i came up with.

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This article has 1 comment.

edorris said...
on Nov. 13 2008 at 1:05 am
Sweetheart, I'm so glad that you're mine. It's hard for people to understand how it feels to be in my field, but this poem offers some insight. You are truly gifted and talented, and I want everybody to see that. I can't wait till the day that we become one, and I love you so so much my one and only baby girl! -Aimee's fiance, Ethan.


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