Heroes of the Golden Hour: a poem for Midlands Air Ambulance Charity

A poem dedicated to Midlands Air Ambulance Charity, by Anita Williams.This poem will feature in the charming fundraising poetry book entitled ‘Poetry Giving,’ coming very soon! Please keep your eye on this blog spot for more news or sign up for our newsletter.

Crew of the Midlands Air Ambulance Charity pictured with Anita Williams

Crew of the Midlands Air Ambulance Charity pictured with Anita Williams

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You can ponder as a poet, as you try to find the words…

Just how can you describe this team who fly up with the birds?

Tireless commitment as the blades take to the sky

Preparing for each moment takes precision; honed to try.

Up against all weathers, as they search for cleaner air

Every mission helps a life, epitomising care.

On the scene this golden hour, the maps laid out to guide

Pilots, paramedics and the doc’s prepared inside.

Identify location, they’ve got the ‘long and lat’

Draw a line across the map to where the patient’s sat.

The straight line’s drawn, they’re on their way, to deal with who knows what

The Roman road across the sky; Search hard for landing spot.

Saving lives, this awesome team, deserving of all praise

One hundred per cent funded by good folk in many ways.

Those who give up time to care are heroes alongside

The crew and Maac the mascot; all committed and with pride.

All living with a purpose, don’t  leave anything to chance

Let’s get behind and rally for this flying Ambulance.

And as the blades get closer to each place they need to stop

Emotions ease and trust we will, those heroes as they drop.

Professionals with hearts perform their duty; time to spare,

And if you ever need them, they will all take to the air.

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Anita Williams

 

One thought on “Heroes of the Golden Hour: a poem for Midlands Air Ambulance Charity

  1. Midlands Air Ambulance Charity is the only charity responsible for funding and operating three air ambulances across six Midland counties. The vital service is 100 per cent funded by the generosity of the general public and local businesses across the communities it serves, and since 1991 the charity has undertaken over 40,000 air ambulance missions.