While enjoying a Sunday breakfast this past weekend at the “Station 5 Grille” in Natick, Massachusetts, a firefighter/firehouse themed restaurant, I was reminded of this poem from last year. As most of you know by now, I am not really “up” on my files, or my memory for that matter, so I don’t have any real clue as to what I have put out into the blogging world already or not..So it’s rather helter-skelter or willy-nilly if you prefer, as to what I decide to publish day-to-day. But finally, back to the point. This poem is a tribute to firefighters everywhere, they are incredibly brave and dedicated men and woman who put themselves in harms-way for their neighbors and their communities on a daily basis. When the alarm is sounded, they respond. No matter the situation or the site..
If you know a firefighter, thank them. If you see them soliciting for “Jerry’s Kids” throw a little something into the “boot”, and in general, be hopeful you are never in need of their services.
Oh, please let me take just a moment to thank all of you who “click” the like button for something I write, it is very difficult to respond to all of those who do so, therefore, another “Blanky-Thanky” is in order. Also, thanks to all who have offered advice and support, to my report of a lackluster effort on my part as of late.
My hope is for all a thoroughly threat-free Thursday,
The one and only reason,
that Hell still burns today,
is because the firefighter,
reports the other way.
For if God wished to extinguish,
the roaring fires of Hell,
then He’d send in a “Ladder,”
and then He’d sound five bells.
They’d put out fast, that fire,
and maybe save some souls.
For, from now until eternity,
they’re forever on the “Rolls!”
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