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Commodore Volunteer Fire Department

Protecting Green Township Since 1952

Calls to Date: 106   As Of: 11-20-2017

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No Goodbyes

My husband leaves
at 8 pm
it must be the alarms
going off again

He fights fires
with all his might
I wonder if I will see him
at all tonight

TV is not working
to pass the time
I look out the window
the hour just creeped past 9

Ten comes and goes
eleven and twelve do too
I hear a knock at the door
it is his fireman's crew

Hats in hand
solemn looks on their face
as they tell me
you are in a better place

Free from the hurt
no longer in pain
no one can ever say
you died in vain

How do I tell
family and friends
your laughter and love
will never be felt again

I look at our children
with tears in my eyes
daddy sends his love
but with no goodbyes

They dont understand
as the questions start
mommy what happened
causing us to part

I look in their faces
and tell them the truth
your daddy gave his all
to save a child just like you. 

From http://www.rescuehouse.com/firefighters/poems.php