We live in this land called “the land of the
A privilege that is granted to you and to
Most often taken for granted all wrapped up
That privilege has not come without great
Lives were lost and there were many fights,
First to gain then to keep and maintain
Gallons upon gallons of precious blood has
Far too few ‘thanks” have been said.
Recently something evil and misdirected has
Hate and anger toward our peacekeepers has
Law Enforcement officers are being targeted,
shot and killed,
All because of false narratives and rhetoric
which to some has appeal.
What a disgrace to advocate murder and call
it free speech.
Just how low down can this evil reach?
Kill the very ones who protect us and our
These thugs have taken cowardness to a new
Do these killers envision things are better
without those who serve and protect?
Do they think being a coward and murderer
will bring them respect?
God created lives and to Him they all matter
So let’s follow His lead and stop all the
© Kent Fletcher
Dedicated to those men and women in law
enforcement and the military who so
gallantly protect our freedom and keep the
peace. Thank you for your service.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
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 can be reached at