Sunday, February 21, 2016

Dad Dies In House Fire Trying To Save 3yr Old

The news out of Buffalo brings tears to one’s eye
The heroism of a young father who in a house fire dies
He carried his badly burned daughter to safety and as flames continued to engulf his home
He went back into the inferno, back into the deadly, killing zone
Searching in panic for his three year old son
The deadly embrace of heat and smoke he did not shun
This young father died before his son he could find
Finding a small boy in a room is like being blind
A fireman with more training found and saved the boy
But three children now are without the love and knowledge of a father to enjoy
Demetrius Johnson may have become a father at only sixteen
And his children may have been borne out of wedlock
But for his courage and willingness for a son to buy the farm
Head back into a raging inferno, back into deadly harm
There should be space waiting in heaven for this young man
Died too soon at 24, such a short life span
 © February 18, 2016, Michael P. Ridley aka the Alaskanpoet
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