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  • 11/01/2003
  • WildlandFire.com Team
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California Fires are burning
Colorado and Oregon too.
I watch them and feel for the families
I wish I could help them like you.

Reality is I sit home and wait.
I wait and I worry and I fret.
Wondering as always my firefighter,
Why isn’t fire season over yet?

I know your work is important
For this I would not change a thing.
I just get lonely my beloved,
Waiting for the @$*% telephone to ring.

So I am selfish when it comes to you!
Dreading the calls that take you away.
Then waiting for the phone to ring
Telling me you will be home to stay.

It helps so, knowing others are out there
Dealing with the loneliness and pain.
Yes there is that but there’s more.
With this life there is much more to gain.

We learn to be independent.
We share and we laugh and we grow
Just think of all the people
We would never have been able to know!

All firefighter families endure this
Together we will survive.
Together we will nurture our families
Endure – Grow – THRIVE.

God speed to all.
Lets get these fires done and over with so we can have our loved ones HOME.


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