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Author Name: FreeMarkS 1 Comments
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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,

Abandoned to 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!

 


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Comments:
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. 





 




 


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