Rhymes & Reasons
A Labor of Love
by Greg Asimakoupoulos
Posted: September 6, 2009
A tribute to America's firefighters…
We have heard of tragic wildfires.
We have heard of houses lost.
We have heard of those who dare the odds
to drown a living hell.
When the sky is black with clouds of smoke,
when the hills are orange with fire,
when the untamed flames break free and dance,
not all are spectators.
There are those whose job is saving lives.
There are those who feel the heat.
There are those who face what others flee
and fight it to the death.
What they do demands a hero's heart.
What they fear is hard to say.
What they love is snuffing danger out.
They risk so we are safe.
Here's to firefighters I have known.
Here's to those who died too soon.
Here's to those who live each day God gives
in love with what they do.
Greg Asimakoupoulos (pronounced AWESOME-uh-COPE-uh-less) is an ordained minister, published author and a freelance news reporter with the Salem Radio Network. Greg maintains a weekly column called Rhymes and Reasons on The Partial Observer, which he graciously provides to SeniorLifestyle.
Greg's writings have now been assembled in book form. Find out more.
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