For the Seven of the 51L

by  brian francis

A fiery explosion over Florida
made seven into heroes today.
They carried the hopes, the dreams of all;
fire could not take that away.

The seven are heroes of America.
The seven are a tribute to life.
They were striving so high to better the world;
to rid it of some of it’s strife.

The fiery explosion over Florida
was seen by the world today.
We knew it could happen the risks were great,
it was thought we could avoid it some way.

Others will follow that smoky trail,
maybe others who will give their life.
But that’s how it is in America
We strive after goals we aim high.

Copyright © 2021 brian francis