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The Fireground

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The Fireground

Who are these men who walk this ground,
of cinders, smoke and fire?
A tightrope stretched 'tween life and death,
they balance on that wire.
A load to bear, they feel the pain,
and pray for tranquil summer rain.
Their eye is kept upon their goals,
to save some stricken, tortured souls.
With lessons learned, from fires burned,
they'll face this test, no time to rest...
A job to do, but what they need,
is strength, and luck, and true godspeed.
Their choices tough, the hour late,
then comes a wicked twist of fate.
With vicious strokes, the devil's hand,
sees fit to trip a fire-man.
As he drops, he takes a breath...
and falls into the jaws of death.
 
 
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  1. Date: 8/20/2014 10:17:00 AM
    Cole, thank you for the reply Always~ Linda

  1. Date: 8/6/2014 9:41:00 PM
    Cole, Congratulations, In Carol's Unsung Hero Contest. LINDA

    Banner Avatar Cole Banner
    Date: 8/6/2014 10:13:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks so much...
  1. Date: 8/2/2014 6:31:00 AM
    wow what a very descriptive, fast flowing piece! Well done, and worthy of a win ;)

    Banner Avatar Cole Banner
    Date: 8/2/2014 7:23:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks. Glad you liked it....
  1. Date: 8/1/2014 7:26:00 AM
    Bravo, Cole, on another great piece! Congratulations on a wonderful, well-deserved win! Pandita

    Banner Avatar Cole Banner
    Date: 8/2/2014 7:24:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you
  1. Date: 8/1/2014 5:35:00 AM
    Dropping again to congratulate you for this win, cole

    Banner Avatar Cole Banner
    Date: 8/2/2014 7:24:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Doc
  1. Date: 12/10/2013 4:17:00 AM
    Congrats on the win, Cole

  1. Date: 12/9/2013 5:44:00 PM
    Hi Cole, , Thanks for understanding and having patience with me. I'm sending hugs from the bottom of my heart. I am very sorry I kept all my winning poems on standby. LOL, Had a MAD headache. wink! wink! .... Congratulations.... If you have time, please enjoy my Hot & Cute blog.. Called. "Fire Sister." take care and enjoy this win -- xox.LINDA

    Banner Avatar Cole Banner
    Date: 12/9/2013 6:11:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Linda. I will check it out......