When you’re a hero,
There’s a danger,
That the one you’re defending,
Will also, take you down.
You see, the one you’re aiding,
Will only live,
By sucking the breath, out of you.
So a first responder needs to be:
Brave, rested and strong.
Because you never know,
How long things will take,
To fix, from being wrong.
For every night, there is a call,
For a hero, to save the day.
But all I can do, is pretend not to lie,
As I watch my lifesaver, slowly die.
By: ElRoy © 2019