A TRIBUTE TO FIRST RESPONDERS


YOU WERE THERE WHEN . . .

Photo National Cancer Institute

When called upon you made your way, Where hundreds and thousands in hospitals lay,

Photo H. Shaw

Grabbing a mask and out the door, You landed dutifully on your floor,

The task was hard, the risk was great, But deaths were rising at an alarming rate.

Photo: National Cancer Institute

What to do . . .what to say, Look to tomorrow for a better day,

Their eyes closed, their voices still, COVID 19 was there to kill.

Photo: Julia Kuzenkou

No family or friend was there to see, When darkness came, it was only me,

I held your hand, as you walked alone, To a place I hope became a home.

National Cancer Institute

I blinked back the tears as I walked away, To gather the courage for another day.

Photo: Ludomil Sawicki

To doctors, nurses, fireman and police. We express words of gratitude that will never cease.

Photo: Felix Koutchinski