Into the fire he races back in!
To search for the people trapped and pinned
Twenty minutes or so has passed
He had better get out the building won’t last.
A child’s scream shoots out in pain
He brings her out and goes again
Covered in ash from head to toe
He crashes back in for a final go
At the roof he emerges unscathed
Bearing a child in hand he just saved
The men below await with a blanket
For him to jump, but both won’t make it
He aims and releases the boy from his arms
A perfect throw causes no harm
On top of the roof he has no escape
Engulfed in flames he falls to his fate
A passer by was there by chance
To give these children a mortal stance
An unsung hero remembered by few
For hi was a lonely traveler no one knew.
Copyright © David Welch | Year Posted 2005
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