Our Brotherhood of Heroes
Karen Nelson

As we go through our lives so complacent,
Taking safety and freedom in stride,
Don’t forget there are those with their lives on the line,
Facing danger and death - side by side.

Regardless the size or shape of the “Beast”,
These Titans of Might gear up and proceed.
Calmly dealing with horrors we cannot imagine,
Determined - they answer the need.

There is no way to measure the depth of their daring
As a world-class performance they give.
If they fall or are maimed in the course of their day,
They do so that the rest of us live.

We must also remember their families,
Who support them and manage the home.
For they know any day, fate could spirit away
Their loved one and leave them alone.

God be with all you, uniformed Champions,
As you each give the effort of ten.
For your valor and courage, strength of spirit and heart,
THANKS and BLESS YOU – again and again.
Editors Choice Award
August 2005
International Library of Poetry
Created the morning of

September 11, 2001.

Dedicated to all Military,
Fire, Police and
Emergency Personnel

We  cannot say
PRINT. Clip Carry.  PDF:  Heroes Handout
Remember YOUR favorite Service Person!
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Carry a few to hand out at any time you see a uniformed Security or Military
individual.  That person will risk their Life for you.   
A slip of paper / verse gives a tiny token of recognition and Thanks.

    Composed through tears, this verse is homage to all intrepid
    Champions (Fire, Police, Military, and Emergency) who risk their
    lives, facing the unimaginable as part of their every day, so that
    the rest of us remain safe, relaxed and free. First published on the
    cover of the Winter 2001 IFMA Quarterly, hundreds (if not
    thousands) have since been distributed individually to men and
    women in service by the author and others who have downloaded the
    Handout (below).

    This verse represents a renewed THANK YOU to the Guardians of all
    US Cities, large and small.  They deliberately choose danger and
    uncertainty in order to serve and protect. Events in Washington DC,  
    on January 6, 2021 demonstrated again how much we, citizens, owe
    these unselfish and immensely courageous men and women.
                           Take them for granted no more !!!

                      . We will never forget their sacrifice.