CCC164: Here I Stand

It rains. And I stand here.
The wind howls. And I stand here.
It snows. And I stand here.
The sun shines bright. And I stand here.
But when the klaxon sounds
Calling my fellows from around the town
Then I’m first to our station, another soul to save.

The statue is of a Lifeboat Man. The Royal National Lifeboat Institute is manned mostly by unpaid volunteers. Founded in 1824, it has 238 lifeboat stations around our coast with 444 lifeboats.

*Manned* as in handed, for there are women crewmembers too

About crispina kemp

Spinner of Asaric and Mythic tales
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16 Responses to CCC164: Here I Stand

  1. Sadje says:

    Such a moving poem Crispina

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Frank says:

    Wonderful work!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Nope, Not Pam says:

    Volunteers contribute so much to society

    Liked by 1 person

  4. GHLearner says:

    Beautiful! They are so important.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Dale says:

    How the hell did I miss this one? Well done. People us landlubbers can’t possibly fully appreciate.

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