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Emergency! ~ A Poem

Updated on April 2, 2012
My brother the firefighter! He went on the become the finest EMT/Firefighter in town and is still saving lives today! I have a whole family of emergency personnel and I'm proud of each and every one of them!
My brother the firefighter! He went on the become the finest EMT/Firefighter in town and is still saving lives today! I have a whole family of emergency personnel and I'm proud of each and every one of them! | Source

In the darkness comes the sirens

From the window I hear the sound

An urgent call for emergency

A life in peril, they have found.


I stop for a minute and pray for mercy

Give them comfort in their time of woe

Physical pain or house up in flames

I'm not sure where the sirens will go.


The commotion is fading far in the distance

I hope they reach the troubled soon

Mere seconds matter in times like these

Life or death playing out under the moon.


The scream of horns have stopped now

On the scene, they must have arrived

I wish for safety and peace tonight

Bless those angels of mercy and the help they provide.


©LMY 4.2.2012


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      Lisa 5 years ago from Tennessee

      ImKarn23, thank you!

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      Karen Silverman 5 years ago

      beautiful sentiment L...Your words speak almost as loudly as your heart does! Keep caring - it's something humanity needs a lot more of these days!..

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      Lisa 5 years ago from Tennessee

      Lizam1, thank you!

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      Lizam1 5 years ago from Victoria BC

      Such s neat poem. Love the photo too.

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      Lisa 5 years ago from Tennessee

      Sandra, thank you! Yes, I am off on another 30/30! I really enjoy it and I'm glad I have so much inspiration around me. I decided rather quickly after joining HubPages, that I would write about what I know and not about things that have to be forced. I guess I'm more of a "human interest" writer and I'm okay with that! =)

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      Lisa 5 years ago from Tennessee

      Bill, thank you! I'm glad you liked it and I always appreciate your comments! Thanks for being there!

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      Lisa 5 years ago from Tennessee

      xstatic, I can only imagine how it feels to hear sirens when one has children. All I know is that when someone has family members that are the first responders, the first few years can drive you crazy with worry! We used to leave our police scanner on all day and night, but we had to stop doing that so we could relax and sleep. What's going to happen, is going happen. They know what they're doing and I take comfort in that!

      Thanks for the comment!

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      Sandra Busby 5 years ago from Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA

      What a great tribute to your family. Also, Eclectic, I notice you are off on another 30 day hub chanllenge and are using everything in your daily life for fodder. Fantastic.

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Lisa, I love the tribute to First Responders and the way you captured the feelings most of us have when we hear sirens. Lovely job my friend!

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      Jim Higgins 5 years ago from Eugene, Oregon

      Sirens are so alarming at night when you have a teenage child out at night too, I recall. This is a wonderful, gentle poem of gratitude to those first respnders. UP

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      Lisa 5 years ago from Tennessee

      Gypsy, I can only imagine how many times you heard them in NYC! You'd be saying prayers all the time!

      Thanks for the comment!

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      Lisa 5 years ago from Tennessee

      justateacher, we all need prayers and it's awesome that you say one for those in need! Thanks for the comment!

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      Lisa 5 years ago from Tennessee

      Audrey, that's sweet that you still say your prayer! I admire you for that! Thanks for the comment!

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 5 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Voted up and yes, I raise my eyes to heaven when I hear sirens. However it was when I lived in N.Y.C. that I heard sirens most every night now here in the suburbs of Riga we hear them very little.

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      LaDena Campbell 5 years ago from Somewhere Over The Rainbow - Near Oz...

      Awesome...I, too,pray when I hear the sirens..

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      When I was a child I started saying a prayer every time I heard a siren--I am 56 and still do it--your poem was a prayer to me--