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HARD HAT HEROES

There's a breed of Aussie hero who has served this nation well 
and they don a yellow uniform to face the fires of hell. 
When day temperatures are soaring and the high winds blow a gust, 
and our bushland is ignited it's in them we place our trust.   
Yes, you're all somebody's daughter and you're all somebody's son; 
you are mothers and you’re fathers.  Hard hat heroes everyone. 
 
When their mates are in the hot seat and they need a helping hand, 
they will volunteer their services from stations 'cross this land. 
Whether country towns or cities or a bush fire brigade; 
they will gladly throw their hats in and will offer their mates aide. 
Yes, you're all somebody's daughter and you're all somebody's son; 
you are mothers and you’re fathers.  Hard hat heroes everyone. 
 
Do you owe your home or property, your very lives perhaps,     
to the selfless, sincere efforts of these bold fire-fighting chaps?  
Or still sadly you lost everything, but proudly can attest 
to their fierce determination as each brave soul did their best.    
Yes, you're all somebody's daughter and you're all somebody's son; 
you are mothers and you’re fathers.  Hard hat heroes everyone. 
 
So I ask you all to join me as we stand and raise a glass 
to the courage and the spirit of this fire fighting, class; 
and I'm sure you'd love to join me as this message we impart,  
"You're such true blue hard hat heroes and we thank you from the heart." 
Yes, you're all somebody's daughter and you're all somebody's son; 
you are mothers and you’re fathers.  Hard hat heroes everyone. 

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  1. Date: 4/8/2011 4:36:00 PM

    G'day Joe. We have had need of their services so many times Downunder with horrific bush fires and it is truly appreciated. Thanks for sharing it. Merv

  1. Date: 4/8/2011 4:34:00 PM

    G'day Cherie, thanks for sharing this with me. It has been recorded as a song by Denise Brooks. You can view it on U Tube. Merv

  1. Date: 4/8/2011 4:33:00 PM

    Thank you Carol for sharing this, they are so deserving. Merv

  1. Date: 4/8/2011 12:08:00 PM

    Great to see your featured poem today Merv!

  1. Date: 4/1/2011 5:32:00 AM

    What a moving, ballad, Merv, for those brave firefighters!

  1. Date: 3/28/2011 6:07:00 AM

    Congratulations on your well deserved featured poem this week Merv. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 3/27/2011 6:46:00 PM

    Thank you Dr Ram for sharing this poem. It has been put to a melody and sung by a Denise Brooks and done quite well. These heroes deserve the accoldades.

  1. Date: 3/27/2011 6:39:00 PM

    Congratulations on your poem being featured this week, merv