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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 in toward the jaws of death.
The devil’s henchmen laugh and grin,
and begin to raise their glasses…
But Phoenix-like he spreads his wings
and flies out of the ashes.
 

 

 
 
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Date: 8/20/2014 10:17:00 AM
Cole, thank you for the reply Always~ Linda
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Date: 8/6/2014 9:41:00 PM
Cole, Congratulations, In Carol's Unsung Hero Contest. LINDA
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Date: 8/6/2014 10:13:00 PM
Thanks so much...
Date: 8/2/2014 6:31:00 AM
wow what a very descriptive, fast flowing piece! Well done, and worthy of a win ;)
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Date: 8/2/2014 7:23:00 AM
Thanks. Glad you liked it....
Date: 8/1/2014 7:26:00 AM
Bravo, Cole, on another great piece! Congratulations on a wonderful, well-deserved win! Pandita
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Date: 8/2/2014 7:24:00 AM
Thank you
Date: 8/1/2014 5:35:00 AM
Dropping again to congratulate you for this win, cole
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Date: 8/2/2014 7:24:00 AM
Thanks Doc
Date: 12/10/2013 4:17:00 AM
Congrats on the win, Cole
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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
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Date: 12/9/2013 6:11:00 PM
Thanks Linda. I will check it out......