Wait Until Later When It’s Good and Dark (Part One)


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Wait Until Later When It’s Good and Dark (Part one)

A fireman’s job takes heart and soul,

They have to be ready to aid young and old,

 Dangerous situations are part of the work,

But never do firemen a mission shirk,

Being on roofs with flames all around,

In buildings with live electrical wires down,

Wondering if the walls could cave in,

There is bonding with other firemen,

A brotherhood of those who have the knack,

Respecting those who watch their back,

Yet not all the time dousing fires is spent,

Part of the time is used to prevent,

Warning others of dangers, always alert,

Sometimes when they see children badly hurt,

They’re quick and efficient, silently cold,

But layered underneath are hearts of gold,

Resuscitation and first aid are applied,

Behind closed doors, sometimes they’ve cried,

More than keeping everything polished and clean,

Stations are inspected and by the public seen,

Firemen write, play games, cook, or read a book,

Their fire clothing hangs waiting on a hook,

To sleep soundly would be a mistake,

So they sleep lightly for lives are at stake,

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16 thoughts on “Wait Until Later When It’s Good and Dark (Part One)

    • I’m glad you enjoyed the serious part one. Parts two and three were more for fun.

      May the sun be on your face and the wind at your back as the Lord blesses you throughout the day. Carpe diem!

  1. An enjoyable series to read,
    About doing a good deed.
    Well, maybe go it was not,
    As tempers did become hot.
    But firemen are loved well,
    Especially when they ring the truck’s bell!

    –ok, horn…

    • I was a fireman for about three years and that opened my eyes to some of the things they are trained to do. Thanks for the poem. They do have bells and whistles and horns.

      May the sun be on your face and the wind at your back as the Lord blesses you throughout the day. Carpe diem!

    • Firemen are often forgotten until an emergency. I was a fireman for a short time and saw what a tremendous job they do, while also discovering they were still human.

      May the sun be on your face and the wind at your back as the Lord blesses you throughout the day. Carpe diem!

      • I was a fireman for three years and two stories were inspired by that experience. I guess it’s time for an EMT story. Did I tell you I completed the EMT training and did a brief apprenticeship? I didn’t fail at it, just gained experience so I could be successful in something else.

        May the sun be on your face and the wind at your back as the Lord blesses you throughout the day. Carpe diem!

    • Sometimes they are. I tried to portray them as human beings as well as heroes. Thanks for stopping by.

      May the sun be on your face and the wind at your back as the Lord blesses you throughout the day. Carpe diem!

    • Why wait until an emergency to appreciate the service of others? Thanks for your comments.

      May the sun be on your face and the wind at your back as the Lord blesses you throughout the day. Carpe diem!

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