I hung laundry and it began to rain,
A rain we have missed for some time.
The forests surrounding our mountain lakes are dry,
And on fire.
Crews have been sent from far to save our forests and lakes.
We can’t do it alone,
They can’t do it alone.
We need help from God and today he provided.
The rain fell steady and may give our crews the edge they need.
Rain without lightening—a blessing.
Our community is indebted to the fire crews,
We know them a bit, through their pictures on Facebook.
They look tough and dirty and hot,
And fearless and strong and able.
We repay them in small ways—cookies, cold drinks, other necessities.
It is not enough, yet it is all we can do.
And it helps.
It helps them and it helps us feel a part of the fight.
The fire will be put out,
The crews will head for the next venue.
We will remember them,
We hope they will remember we cared.