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Unsung Hero

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 © | Year Posted 2005

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