General Fiction posted April 15, 2019

This work has reached the exceptional level
Quite the demanding job

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by Rachelle Allen

Blue is the uniform that they wear,
"To serve and protect," the oath they swear.

But blue is also the way that they feel
when a shift renders times that are painful and real:

-A child that is beaten beyond recognition,
-A fire that is set with no sense of contrition,
-A family in crisis from brutal attack.

These scenes are their Constant;
Yet each day they go back.

Their marriages suffer,
their children do, too.
The tolls become greater;
the joys become few.

And their personal best
could just cost them their life.
So much more than a job;
it's complete sacrifice

sorrow writing prompt entry
Writing Prompt
Write a short rhyming poem about police officers and sorrow.
Method of rhyme up to writer.


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