the funeral of a policeman just the other
turned to what his life had to say.
years he had served and protected,
time much of his own life he had neglected.
His time on the
job had seen its up and downs;
his career had been solid and sound.
He had seen
things over the years which no one needs to
Those visions in
his memory only now are set free.
Why would a
person subject themselves to such a demanding
Do they not
realize how much from their life it may rob?
It is not for
the pay for it will never compensate for the
But the calling
is strong and must be answered albeit the
Nice words were
said by the minister about this life which had
come to an end.
tears flowing from the eyes of family and
This life had
made a difference in countless and often times
I trust that
rewards await this soul while with God in the
coming endless days.
Blessed are the peacemakers “for they shall
be called the children of GOD” Matthew 5:9
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 can be reached at