Climb Higher  (9/11)

       "Keep on climbing", says the Captain, "Up through the smoke and smell";  "Keep on climbing", says the Captain,  "I think I heard someone yell!"  "Keep on climbing", says the Captain,  "Alive or dead, not ours to tell."

"Keep on Climbing", calls the Captain,  "Forget about your pain!"  "Keep on Climbing", shouts the Captain,  "We have a few more floors to gain", "Keep on climbing", yells the Captain  "We'll bring them down again!"

"Keep on Climbing", cries the Captain  "If I can, so can you!"  "Keep on Climbing", orders the Captain "Right now I need your best from you!"

"Keep on climbing", Screams the Captain " Forget about those sounds!  It's just some grinders twisting and some concrete falling down",

"Keep on climbing", whispers the Captain  "Right up to the light! Right up to the sunshine, No smoke to smell, No fire to fight! "

"Keep on climbing", sings the Captain  "That Angel's hand will lead the way!"  "Rest boy's", sighs the Captain  "You did your job today! "

"Keep on climbing", prays our Captain;  "Eyes raised, headed to the top."  "And when you're tired and feel like quitting, Remember them...they didn't stop."  

Chief Jim McGregor; Langley City Fire; Langley, B.C., Canada