Say What You Have to Say
By Master Sgt. Michael R. Holmes, 436th Civil Engineer Squadron
/ Published June 28, 2017
DOVER AIR FORCE BASE, Del. -
I can save your life today
I choose not to look away
By speaking up I show I care
We have time, let's be fair.
Don't want you to think me a fool
I don't want to argue over safety rules
Yes, I know you've done it this way before
But, this is what our safety program is for
I won't walk away from you today
With my Wingman I will stay
I won't turn away or avert my eyes
For if I do, you will be injured or die
When I see all the risks you take
I contemplate what steps to take
The question in my mind this day
Is “Could I save a life today?”
Don't be the one who looks away
Always say what you need to say
Ask yourself, "Could I save a life today?"
Or do you choose to look away?