The role I took on is not one for the weak.
I must be strong for the patient in my care.
I am the advocate for those who cannot speak.
I breathe for them when they can no longer move air.
I am their heartbeat when theirs gives out.
I am always being put to the test.
I am the one who you will hear shout
At my driver to say, “HE’S IN ARREST.”
In the back of the ambulance, in my domain,
I am now your life source.
The pressure is enough to make a man go insane,
But I overcome and stay focused, of course.
This job is not one that only benefits me,
But I will admit, my life truly began the day I said, “I will be an E.M.T.”