When you remember me

If I am ever called to leave you, unexpectedly
Please take from me these parting thoughts to frame my legacy
When you remember me tomorrow, I pray you'll recall
A happy soul, who loved his family, loved his work as well
Please recollect a man who loved the chance to lend a hand
To save a life or property from some untimely end
Someone who heard the public call to safeguard streets and homes
Deliver breath to silent lungs to quench the hostile flames
But when you ponder how I came to make my final stand
Don't make me more than what I am - a decent caring man
Don't make me more in death than I, in life have ever been
Remember simply, one who served his god and fellow men
Remember our fallen brothers
By Aaron espy