Please read and tell me what you honestly feel, (i did not write this)?
WISH YOU COULD…
I wish you could see the sadness of a business man as his
livelihood goes up in flames or that family returning home,
only to find their house and belongings damaged or destroyed.
I wish you could know what it is to search a burning bedroom
for trapped children, flames rolling above your head,
your palms and knees burning as you crawl, the floor
sagging under your weight as the kitchen beneath you burns.
I wish you could comprehend a wife’s horror at 3 a.m.
as I check her husband of forty years for a pulse and find none.
I start CPR anyway, hoping against hope to bring him back,
knowing intuitively it is too late. But wanting his wife
and family to know everything possible was done.
I wish you know the unique smell of burning insulation,
the taste of soot-filled mucus, the feeling of intense heat
throughyour turnout gear, the sound of flames crackling,
the erieness of being able to see absolutely nothing in dense
smoke – sensations that I have become too familiar with.
I wish you could understand how it feels to go to school
in the morning after having spent most of the night
hot and soaking wet at a multiple alarm fire.
I wish you could read my mind as I respond to a building fire,
“Is this a false alarm or a working breathing fire? How is the
building constructed? What hazards await me? Is anyone
trapped?” Or to an EMS call, “What is wrong with the patient?
Is it minor or life-treating? Is the caller really in distress
or is he waiting for us with a 2×4 or a gun?
I wish you could be in the emergency room as a doctor
pronounces dead the beautiful little 5 year old girl that I have
been trying to save during the past twenty-five minutes who
will never go on her first date or say the words,
“I love you, Mommy” again.
I wish you could know the frustration I feel in the cab engine,
the driver with his foot pressing down hard on the pedal,
my arm tugging again and again at the air horn chain,
as your feel fail to yield right-of-way at an intersection or in
traffic. When you need us, however, your first comment upon
our arrival will be, “It took your forever to get here!”
I wish you could know my thoughts as I help extricate a girl of
teenage years from the mangled remains of her automobile,
“What if this were my sister, or a friend?
What were her parents’ reactions going to be as they opened
the door to find a police officer hat in hand?”
I wish you could know how it feels to walk in the back door
and greet my parents and family, not having the heart to tell
them that I nearly did not come back from the last call.
I wish you could feel my hurt as people verbally, and sometimes
physically, abuse us or belittle what I do, or as they express
their attitudes of, “It will never happen to me.”
I wish you could know realize the physical, emotional and
mental drain or missed meals, lost sleep and forgone social
activities, in addition to all the tragedy my eyes have viewed.
I wish you could know the brotherhood and self-satisfaction
of helping save a life or preserving someone’s property, of
being there in times or crisis, or creating order from total chaos.
I wish you could understand what it feels like to have a little
boy tugging at your arm and asking, “Is my Mommy okay?”
Not even being able to look in his eyes without tears from your
own and not knowing what to say. Or to have to hold back a
long-time friend who watches his buddy having rescue breathing
done on him as they take him away in the ambulance.
You know all along he did not have his seat belt on-
sensation that I have become too familiar with.
Unless you have lived this kind of life,
you will never truly understand or appreciate who I am,
what we are, or what our job really mean to us.
I wish you could…
I want to be a firefighter so much that when i read this i want to be a firefighter that so much more, also it brings a tear to my eye if how underestimated firefighters are
Suggestion by Ronnie
It’s surely a nice sentiment, but it’s definitely not a poem. It’s 100% prose.
Suggestion by mmiller_2011
its not really a poem, now i know poems don’t HAVE to rhyme but i think it makes it more identifiable. it is sad but at the same time uplifting. I’m happy that you want to be a firefighter and think you are brave just like all the responders who place their lives on the line for everyday-average people. i like the line about why did it take you so long because it is so true. it is pretty ironic that they DO say that when they probably will not stop for someone else. i applaud your bravery and think you WILL be a hero for some little boy, girl, husband, wife, daughter, son, mother, or brother. People like you wanting to become something great then actually becoming it is what America is made of.
For in the future. THANKS
Suggestion by what to do
Poems that can bring you in like that, make you feel like you are there
That is what poetry is all about
I don’t care what any one else says
That is poetry
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Well…here it goes again…?
No one answered my question about palm reading. All of the Bible verses people quoted were about telling the future. Palm reading CAN’T and DOESN’T tell the future (which I explained in my previous question, morons).
Someone told me to turn to Jesus. I HAVE. I am proud to say that I’m a Christian.
A lot of other people seemed to think that I was paying money. Oh, gosh, NO! I just meant as in knowledge of it and using it to reaad your own palm or friends palms. I don’t believe in fortune tellers.
So could someone PLEASE answer my question (why would christianity be against palm reading?) without giving me a bunch if crap? Thank you. Have a wonderful day.
Suggestion by chieko
for the same reason, most people are against palm reading. it’s what the bulls leave out in the field…
Suggestion by Jill
Palm reading IS a form of fortune telling. Someone read my palm decades ago and said I’d have 2 children. I have 4.
Suggestion by Jim
1.Jesus claimed to be God – John 8:24; 8:56-59 (see Exodus 3:14); John 10:30-33
2.Jesus is called God – John 1:1,14; 20:28; Col. 2:9; Titus 2:13; Heb. 1:8
3.Jesus is the image of the invisible God – Heb. 1:3
4.Jesus abides forever – Heb. 7:24
5.Jesus created all things – John 1:1-3; Col. 1:15-17
6.Jesus is before all things – John 1:1-3; Col. 1:17;
7.Jesus is eternal – John 1:1,14; 8:58; Micah 5:1-2
8.Jesus is honored the same as the Father – John 5:23
9.Jesus is prayed to – Acts 7:55-60; 1 Cor. 1:2 with Psalm 116:4; (John 14:14)
10.Jesus is worshipped – Matt. 2:2,11; 14:33; John 9:35-38; Heb. 1:6
11.Jesus is omnipresent – Matt. 18:20; 28:20
12.Jesus is with us always – Matt. 28:20
13.Jesus is our only mediator between God and ourselves – 1 Tim. 2:5
14.Jesus is the guarantee of a better covenant – Heb. 7:22; 8:6
15.Jesus said, “I AM the Bread of Life” – John 6:35,41,48,51
16.Jesus said, “I AM the Door” – John 10:7,9
17.Jesus said, “I AM the Good Shepherd” – John 10:11,14
18.Jesus said, “I AM the Way the Truth and The Life” – John 14:6
19.Jesus said, “I AM the Light of the world” – John 8:12; 9:5; 12:46; Luke 2:32
20.Jesus said, “I AM the True Vine” – John 15:1,5
21.Jesus said, “I AM the Resurrection and the Life” – John 11:25
22.Jesus said, “I AM the First and the Last” – Rev. 1:17; 2:8; 22:13
23.Jesus always lives to make intercession for us – Heb. 7:25
24.Jesus cleanses from sin – 1 John 1:9
25.Jesus cleanses us from our sins by His blood – Rev. 1:5; Rom. 5:9
26.Jesus forgives sins – Matt. 9:1-7; Luke 5:20; 7:48
27.Jesus saves forever – Matt. 18:11; John 10:28; Heb. 7:25
28.Jesus discloses Himself to us – John 14:21
29.Jesus draws all men to Himself – John 12:32
30.Jesus gives eternal life – John 10:28; 5:40
31.Jesus resurrects – John 5:39; 6:40,44,54; 11:25-26
32.Jesus gives joy – John 15:11
33.Jesus gives peace – John 14:27
34.Jesus has all authority – Matt. 28:18; John 5:26-27; 17:2; 3:35
Dear God in heaven, I come to you in the name of Jesus. I acknowledge to You that I am a sinner, and I am sorry for my sins and the life that I have lived; I need your forgiveness.
I believe that your only begotten Son Jesus Christ shed His precious blood on the cross at Calvary and died for my sins, and I am now willing to turn from my sin.
You said in Your Holy Word, Romans 10:9 that if we confess the Lord our God and believe in our hearts that God raised Jesus from the dead, we shall be saved.
Right now I confess Jesus as the Lord of my soul. With my heart, I believe that God raised Jesus from the dead. This very moment I accept Jesus Christ as my own personal Savior and according to His Word, right now I am saved
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