Fireman daddy

Today we saw a fire and I was really scared
My daddy is a fireman and I know he was there
My daddy helps everyone and he's not afraid at all
He's big strong and tough but last night I saw him cry alone
He was kneeling by his bed and talking out loud and said
Watch over my brothers and all the others that were there
His radio beeped and daddy ran he ran right past me and was gone
I know he has to help somebody my daddy's job is long
I know my daddy loves us and he has a job to do
There are other boys and girls who need his help too
Watch over my daddy as he goes about his way
Let him help everybody
And please take his tears away
E. Crawford
Hope 2001