To All Of Those That Will Forever Live With The pictures Their Minds Will Store Of the Tragedy Of September 11th, 2001 At The WTC, And In D.C.
It's People Like You That Miracles, Dreams, Smiles, And Pride Are Made Of. We As Fellow Rescue Personnel, And As Americans Thank You From The Bottom Of Our Hearts, For Going Out There, Doing What We Have Been Trained For, Never Questioning Why, Just Asking "How Can We Help". May You Never Be Forgotten, And You Always Know How Special And Important What you Gave To Those In Need Was.
The Following is a dedication to all of the people who give all of themselves to save and better the lives of others.
This is dedicated to a fallen hero, Bob Humphrey. Bob died Sunday trying to help the victim of an automobile crash. As a life member of Maryland Line Volunteer Fire Company Bob gave his life helping others. The following poem was written by a fellow firefighter....
I WANT TO TELL YOU LIES
I want to tell that little boy his Mom will be just fine.
I want to tell that dad we got his daughter out in time
I want to tell that wife her husband will be home tonight
I don't want to tell it like it is,
I want to tell them lies You didn't put their seat belts on, you feel you killed your kids I want to say you didn't ... but in a way, you did. You pound your fists into my chest, you're hurting so inside I want to say you'll be ok, I want to tell you lies
You left chemicals within his reach and now it's in his eyes I want to say your son will see, not tell you he'll be blind You ask me if he'll be OK, with pleading in your eyes I want to say that yes he will, I want to tell you lies
I can see you're crying as your life goes up in smoke If you'd maintained that smoke alarm, your children may have woke Don't grab my arm and ask me if your family is alive
Don't make me tell you they're all dead, I want to tell you lies
I want to say she'll be ok, you didn't take her life
I hear you say you love her and you'd never hurt your wife
You thought you didn't drink too much, you thought that you could drive I don't want to say how wrong you were, I want to tell you lies
You only left her for a moment, it happens all the time How could she have fell from there? You thought she couldn't climb I want to say her neck's not broke, that she will be just fine I don't want to say she's paralyzed, I want to tell you lies
I want to tell this teen his buddies didn't die in vain Because he thought that it'd be cool to try to beat that train I don't want to tell him this will haunt him all his life I want to say that he'll forget, I want to tell him lies
You left the cabinet open and your daughter found the gun Now you want me to undo the damage that's been done You tell me she's your only child, you say she's only five I don't want to say she won't see six, I want to tell you lies
He fell into the pool when you just went to grab the phone It was only for a second that you left him there alone If you let the damn phone ring perhaps your boy would be alive But I don't want to tell you that, I want to tell you lies
The fact that you were speeding caused that car to overturn And we couldn't get them out of there before the whole thing burned Did they suffer? Yes, they suffered, Yes, they suffered, as they slowly burned alive But I don't want to say those words, I want to tell you lies But I have to tell it like it is, until my shift is through And then the real lies begin, when I come home to you, You ask me how my day was, and I say it was just fine I hope you understand, sometimes, I have to tell you lies
~ Kal The Rebel ~
Dedicated to all the Police Officers, Firefighters, EMTs, Paramedics, Search and Rescue handlers and dogs. Emergency Flight Crews and all civil servants who deal with the tragedies life and death. The saddest of all, being those that involve children, and could have been prevented. Wear your seat belts... Keep poisons, flammables, fireworks, etc. out of reach of children...Keep your smoke alarm in
operating order, if you don't have one, get one...never, ever drive if you've been drinking... never leave your toddler unattended...teens, be responsible drivers, obey all traffic lights, posted limits, warnings and signals at RR crossings... keep your guns locked out of reach, buy a trigger guard.... Protect our children, they are our future... Am I preaching? Am I nagging? I guess I am just telling it like it is.... Or I could just tell you lies
(c) Copyrighted to Kalvere. Please do not reproduce without author's permission. Kalvere is from Minnesota, and would welcome any comments at the following email address: Kal The Rebel @ aol.com