Bravest Of The Brave

By Paul Hooley

The greatest of courageous acts

Are shown by those with clearest eye

Of the grimmest of all certain facts –

The knowledge they themselves could die

Yet who, undaunted, still proceed –

Own lives at risk and so aware –

To nurse those in the greatest need

Whom fate’s entrusted to their care

Each time they don a mask or glove

They too confront the terror rife

Exists therefore no greater love

Than that of those who risk their life

To save another or comfort give

To those about to say goodbye –

Who may not have that long to live

But will not, alone, be left to die

Let those who follow not forget

The selfless love each carer gave

For we will, forever, be in debt

To the bravest of the brave

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