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I Am a Cop

I stand for justice, law and order.
There are many like me within our border.
We are typically seen in uniform carrying a gun
Trying to fix things which can't be undone.

Some of us are deputies, some troopers, some policemen; but all cops
Cleaning up society's mess; could say we are like mops.
Some call us heroes, others our presence detest
They hate what we stand for and the badge on our chest.

We are not superhuman, though our tasks it does demand.
We are required of anything to jump in and take command.
Stay impartial we must; seek facts and stay cool
This is our creed and the standard operating rule.

Why do we do it, this crazy and dangerous job,
One that from your emotions it will surely rob?
The question isn't fair because a job it far exceeds,
Its a profession, a calling, a need to intercede.

Ill give my all to this noble profession of which I have chosen,
Knowing in advance that everyone will not view me as ambrosian.
But I'll be proud of what I do until the day I drop
So with GOD's help and blessings I will always be a cop.

©Kent Fletcher
December 21, 2007
 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Kent Fletcher retired as Deputy Chief of the Durham NC Police Dept.  He served with that department for 301/2 years.  He is a graduate of the 162nd session of the FBI National Academy and has an AA and BS degree in Justice Administration from Guilford College.  Writing short stories and poetry has become a part-time hobby.  He ca be reached at hkfletcher@nc.rr.com

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