Because.

Do you see what my eyes have seen?

Furious flames, crying children

Mangled metal, hammered homes

This is my job 

Do you hear what my ears have heard?

Screaming sirens, bellowing bangs

Angry alarms, mourning mothers

This is my work

Do you know what my heart has felt?

Breathless babes, abiding anguish

Scorching sorrow, rapt resolve

This is my calling

Do you understand what my soul has given?

Tearful tolerance, lasting loyalty

Sincere sympathy, ultimate unity

This is my pursuit

Do you know how I survive the call?

Cultivated courage, bonded brotherhood

Simple sacrifice, redemptive rescue

This is my life

Written by

Robin weinrich.