A Tribute To Uncommon Valor.
A Tribute to Uncommon Valor
It always seems to be in one
split second that heroes come to light,
Even in the dark sarcophagus
of a common fuel tank,
uncommon valor enters.
Love often requires sacrifices
beyond any human understanding,
No greater love hath any man then
to lay down his life for another.
Two brothers in a desperate situation,
realized that their dad was in serious trouble,
and needed their immediate help.
So they jumped into a place,
from which there was little hope of return,
In a selfless act, without forethought,
simple compassion drove them,
Into a chasm of death and suffering
undeserved by them both.
We weep for the
loss of Timothy Haas,
and his brother Paul’s pain.
And for their loving father who refused
his own care till his boys were out.
They are Apostles of an
ancient honor to expend
all efforts regardless of cost,
To salvage a most cherished life
from perishing far too soon.
And hail to the rescuers too,
who faced a daunting task,
By the sheer treachery of
death’s toxins that held ambush
in the sludge.
There is one forever vanished
well liked seventeen year old among us,
And a family wrought with grief,
as our community gathered together,
To burn candles, that wouldl never be
as bright and heartwarming as that
Eternal flame of courage that
two sons kindled in our souls.
while struggling despeartely
to save their Dad's life.
It is not often that heroes
walk among us leaving footprints to big to fill.
Even my words ring hollow
above the depths of such unfailing love.
Godspeed to your continued
recovery Paul and Tim Senior
as Tim rests safe now,
forever in God’s arms.