A Houston Fire Department Memorial poem for four fallen firefighters that perished as the result of a motel fire on May 31, 2013, a fire that became the deadliest in Houston Fire Department's history.
The Lord looked down from Heaven and He saw the fiery blaze
His bravest children called to serve within a smoke-filled haze
Their duty made Him very proud, but something was not right
The heat had become much to bear; the winds were far from light
And yet, He watched, a Father touched; such courage on display
As other servants stood close by to bow their heads and pray
The water poured, as firefighters battled every flame
But, on this day, the fire proved too tough for four to tame
The Lord so quickly ushered these brave souls through Heaven’s Door
Assuring them a sacred place of safety, evermore
Although we pause to mourn their loss, our lives are richly blessed
Because the fearlessness they showed exemplifies the best
In HFD’s most somber hour, we find a sense of peace
Four truly special angels now reach down from clouds of fleece
And hold us in their warm embrace, each moment of our days
Their selfless acts for mankind’s good in memories, always
The Lord looked down from Heaven as the fire fully raged
He saw the sense of struggle and the battle that was waged
He watched true heroism, unfolding at every turn
And from this darkest hour, there are lessons we will learn
Four of HFD’s finest have answered their last alarm
They now reside in Heaven, free of suffering and harm
Left behind is their legacy; the lives each helped to save
Ever etched in our memories; the bravest of the brave
© 2013 – Jill Eisnaugle’s Poetry Collection
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|Reviewed by E. Phillips
|A beautiful tribute in honor of bravery and service.|
|Reviewed by John Domino
|A wonderful poetic message for all these brave souls!
|Reviewed by Isabella Koldras
|Those are the most generous,
selfless Heroes...Bravest of the Brave.
Thank you, Jill for sharing your tribute.
|Reviewed by Budd Nelson
|this is a wonderful tribute to all these brave men
|Reviewed by Ronald Hull
|I do feel badly for their families who have to bear the cost more than they for what has happened. Firefighting is a dangerous occupation and those that enter it are well aware of the danger. I don't see any part that religion or god plays in any accident that befalls firefighters. As to whether they are courageous or beloved by god, I don't know. We tend to call them servants, but if they are paid, full-time in the occupation of firefighting, they are just workers like all the rest of us who work for organizations. Volunteer firefighters are truly servants to the community.
When people are helpless to explain what happened, they turn to inspiring responses like your poetry to weather their grief. I hope it helps.