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Fireman's MOM

Fireman's MOM

My son begins and end his day
Like every other son
Except as a fire fighter
His Day is never done
The volunteer has no "shift"
He's on twenty-four hour call
Never knowing exactly when
The tones are going to fall
He's up and dressed, still half-asleep
Now heading for his gear
Each Time I hear that backdoor slam
My heart is filled with fear
Is it a fire in someone's home
A car wreck down the block
A medical emergency
With life counting down the clock
Or is it just a false alarm
Someone's human error
All these calls, you must believe
Still fill my heart with terror
Fire is a living thing
It breathes a chilling breath
And reaches out so hot and mean
To cause untimely death
Yes, my sons a fireman
His life is always on the line
But I know he loves his job
And I pray he will be fine