Today Is: Saturday, May 15, 2021 01:40 PM. Our Topic of the Week: Memories

Check our Help area first!

Comments? Suggestions?

Contact us now!

We like hearing feedback from members on how to improve the site!

Author Name: FreeMarkS 2 Comments
Date Added: October 29, 2020 13:10:56 Average Score: (Needs 2)
Views This Week
Members: 3
Unique Members: 3
Guests: 260
Total Views
Members: 3
Unique Members: 3
Guests: 260

Type: Rhyming
Category: General Add To Favorites | Text Only
Blue Lives Matter

Blue Lives Matter

By Mark Spencer



Have you ever stood all alone

In the presence of hate?

Against a world that seeks your blood,

A victim of your fate?


Have you ever feared for your life,

No matter what you choose?

To kill or die, what choice have you,

When either way you lose?


Have you ever seen a body,

That's been dredged from a lake?

Or helped dig one from the rubble

Of a killer earthquake?


Have you seen the aftermath of

A murder suicide?

Or had to tell a mother that

Her only daughter died?


Have you tried to resuscitate

An infant who was caught,

In the crossfire of gangsters who

Didn't care who they shot?


And have you cried yourself to sleep

For seeing things so grim?

Is this job something you would like

To do instead of them?


If someone walked up to your car,

And shot you through the glass,

Then people blocked the ER door

And gathered there en masse,


Would you feel appreciated

For everything you do?

Would you rush to a location

If someone needed you?


Perhaps it's best you're not the one

Who suits up every week!

The fear and the uncertainty

Was never for the meek!


If every day could be your last,

Why risk your life and limb?

Why stand against the violence,

When love's light grows so dim?


Is it worth the scars you suffer,

A soul that can't find peace?

While those you're sworn to serve campaign

To defund the police?


Well I, for one, appreciate

The service you provide!

When I speak of blue lives matter,

I say those words with pride!


So from the bottom of my heart,

Thank you for what you do!

I'm speaking for a multitude

Of souls who still love you!


Author's Notes:
Report Offensive Poem.

'Blue Lives Matter' Copyright © Mark Spencer
Copyright is property of the above author or group. Reproduction in whole or in part is strictly prohibited.
Click here if you feel this poem is in violation of a copyright.
Click here to send this poem to someone!

Comment By: FreeBarbara Demasson on December 29, 2020 01:45:30 PM Report

Truly the good ones need to be thanked, praised, and appreciated for their service. You've expressed your perspective effectively. Thank you for sharing.


~Barbara D.  

Comment By: Freenoah count on October 30, 2020 10:46:31 PM Report
My oldest has been a police officer for 16 years. During that time he has also been a volunteer firefighter, and obtained his EMT and then AMT certification. When our county bought two helicopters with FEMA grants, and asked him if he'd like to transfer to the aviation unit as one of the cop/docs, I thought my wife would greatly disapprove (throw a major shitfit) of her baby up in a chopper every day.  Instead she was relieved knowing he was no longer a sitting duck, or walking into an ambush.

There is a Blue Lives Matter website, every day they perish, most by evil means.....beyond the pale.

Thank you for your honest, touching piece. 



Check for Announcements.
on our Home page!

User poems are sometimes graced by images and textures stored on our site
courtesy of, Sandy Hradil, and Sherri Emily.

Welcome, Guest!

Become part of our
friendly community
of on-line writers!

Join today!
Forget Username or Password?

Members On Line: 0
Guests On Line: 66
Members in Chat: 0

Happy Birthday

We Thank You!

For your donations
and subscriptions!

Copyright © 2003-2021  All Rights Reserved. Use of this site is subject to certain
Terms of Service rules which constitute a legal agreement between you and
By providing links to other sites, neither approves of, endorses, or gurantees
any information, opinions, or products found on those sites. Users follow links at their own risk.