Fireman's Arms

I was scared by the flames and trapped by the smoke.

I was afraid you wouldn't find me until I had choked.

Then I heard my name called and I placed on me, your mask of life.

With all your brothers helping, you made it, holding me through the fight.

Through the fire you dared to race, as you kept death from my face.

Down a ladder we went, to my parents arms, your breath spent.

Then you take back your mask and return to your task, now that this part of your job is done.

Then I smile, because I knew I was safe.

How did I know I was safe and away from harm?

Because you held me safe, in your fireman's arms.


Author: Lauren J. Wynn