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(A Firefighter’s Eulogy)
By: Larry D. Adams
Come young man
Travel with me on this road on which I go
But stay close behind me,
Watch what I do, hear what I say.
I will take you into unbreathable atmospheres.
I will have you in heat you will think no one could endure.
I will have you in darkness, dampness, and cold on our travel.
But do not be afraid for I am your buddy.
Now walk beside me
Protect me as I protect you
Do as I say, do as I do
And if you should reach out for me and I am not there,
Do not be afraid for I may have to take a different road.
But you have walked behind me and gained my knowledge and skills.
You have walked beside me and gained my respect.
Now move on forward and always know
I will always be with you wherever you go.