Battling the Beast
Wearing class A uniforms, they sit sometimes for days, laughing, eating, joking...waiting for one sound, a tone that transforms them.
They abandon their armchairs for rubber boots, and their armor heavy and hot. Instead of trading jokes they relay directions, and orders, and shout reports of the status of the ENEMY--- "FLAMES ARE VISIBLE"
Fear and excitement grip the hearts of the freshest rookie to the oldest veteran as they jump into their big red fire trucks, perfect from washing, waxing and checking over and over. They pray that they have made no mistakes. The driver navigates the BRFT(big red fire truck) through the tight city streets that he knows as well as his family, dodging those that get into the way, hoping those he can't avoid will see him first.
They spot the ENEMY from blocks away - the column of smoke rises far above the trees, licking the sky.
They arrive at the scene, and again the battle cry is heard---- "FLAMES ARE VISIBLE"
Smoke fills the air and their lungs as they approach, hoses snaking, crisscrossing, coming to life as they surge the water from the fire hydrants to the fire trucks, that then sends the water to the hoses, turning them into weapons to use against the enemy.
The firefighters force open the front door, and a flash of liquid orange flame rolls out into the air trying to escape its defeat. With swords of water and suits of armor the firefighters advance into the structure, that is fully involved with flame, heat, and smoke.
They battle the BEAST nine or ten against one seemingly great odds.
But the nine or ten will win, emerging from the battlefield victorious as they always do, and eventually, they'll retire to their armchairs, thanking GOD that this time nobody was hit by the enemy "................FIRE................"
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Hi Lady, I know its been a while since I have been on line but the dizzy spells was getting the best of ne. I am feeling better now at least I will say 50% better it is taking it good old sweet time. I have started working in my business again just a lil each day. Just can'y wait to get back to myself being 100% I can't stand being lazy and having people wait on me. I am the on the go type of girl and thios had been hard first the fall then the surgery then the blood pressure and then the verigo. Crap I needed a good silver bullet but did not want to waste the money on it. LOL How has thing been for for? Hope all is well and keep intouch injoy hearing from you.
about 6 years ago
Hello, may you have an awesome week...
thanks for the comments...
Just wanted to say Hi. Hope your week is going well. Yes, that is real sad about the hunting accident.I hope as well that the family will be O.K. That is a tragedy. Have a Great rest of the week & the weekend coming up.
over 6 years ago
Hello Margaret, oops I'm not really from MA.... just put in my profile since the choices are only the states in America..:)