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Ted L Glines has been writing since 1965, mostly rhyming verse and song lyrics, along with some free verse and prose. Peace is good.

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Read this and I really don't know what to say but wow. I've been a police officer for almost 12 years now and the words hit how my heart feels sometimes. I've been through a lot of personal...

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Cop's Song

© more by Ted L Glines

Published: December 2008

What I am, what I was, what I will be,
what will the next bloody thrill be?
A robber, a cop, a saint, or a whore,
what will I find when I open your door?
Where is the love that's never been,
the emptiness haunts me again and again.
Where is the line between right and wrong,
where is the end of the endless song?

Song?

Who will I meet who will sing me a song,
just a whispering song where I belong,
like a lullaby to sing me to rest,
where I can feel good in a warm little nest.
Here comes the call, they're calling my name,
another chance for death or fame,
so loosen the gun and forget about fright
and the siren will sing my song tonight.

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  • Matt by Matt
  • 11 years ago

Read this and I really don't know what to say but wow. I've been a police officer for almost 12 years now and the words hit how my heart feels sometimes. I've been through a lot of personal tough times and work related tough times and I can find many emotions that I can relate to within this poem. Both good and trying. Very well done. Will save this as my favorite...

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