As Brothers We Stand

Our bond so tight as brothers we
Need speak no words to move as one
Nor turn from demons breath to see
That all are there till life's threat is done
From rest that is shared with familiar lore
To adrenaline's rush to pull all one can
Towards the dragon's scream in flight full bore
Our energy thrust beyond that of common man
Their last resort with backs to the wall
We embrace the raging chaos sure
Success or death our only call
Even Satan's wrath will us not deter
Under St. Florian's watchful eye
God still allows that heroes die.

FF. Alan Riggs ~ 12/12/99
North Haven Fire Department, Con