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The Speed of Darkness

Today's the darkest day we've known,
in all our days of glory...
as we say goodbye to some of our own,
a brave, heroic story.
The prayers that we've prayed,
and the dragons we've slayed,
when duty calls upon us,
are not forgotten by those left behind,
a brotherhood we trust.
What's left to say when heroes fall?
When all gave some...and some gave all.
They're heroes in a hero's dreams,
now they've made their last alarm it seems.
Through sheets of heat and walls of flame,
they knew the risks... but still they came.
To FDNY when they need it most. Copyright © 2001

Copyright © | Year Posted 2013




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Date: 12/20/2013 4:35:00 AM
Enjoyed the write on the selected quote and congrats on the fine win, Cole
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Date: 12/20/2013 7:39:00 AM
Thank you...
Date: 12/19/2013 7:23:00 PM
This is one terrific poem and tribute! A winner..congratulations... my honor to read...
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Date: 12/20/2013 7:39:00 AM
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Date: 12/19/2013 11:57:00 AM
- Congratulations on your winning poem Cole in: Relate your poem to one of these quotes, Contest - Sponsored by: Giorgio V. - Nice to participate - and enjoyable to read ALL winning poems! - oxox // Anne-Lise :)
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Date: 12/19/2013 4:09:00 PM
Thank you Anne Lise...
Date: 12/19/2013 10:12:00 AM
Great winning work honoring our men and women in uniform..Way to go..Enjoyed reading this one today..Sara
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Date: 12/19/2013 4:09:00 PM
Thank you...
Date: 11/10/2013 11:55:00 AM
very nice tribute to the FDNY....
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Cole Banner
Date: 11/10/2013 2:29:00 PM
Thanks Joseph. I am a fire captain. I felt their pain...