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" HERO'S TEARS "
by Sgt Marc A. Turner

A man, just a man, simple and sublime
No more than normal most of the time
But when it gets tough, you know he’ll be true
Because he is a Cop and that’s what Cops do

He deals with the heartache and then he moves on
Not showing emotion because that could cause him harm
At times he seems callous and laughs at the wrong things
It is just his way of fighting the reality that stings

The things that he sees and the jobs he must do
Are like waves of emotions that he has to wade through
Most times he’ll keep dry, as they’re often small swells
But e ach time he’s not looking… a large wave rings his bell

The tough one he is… yeah, he hides it real good
Till it rips him apart and he cries like he should
The pain and the sadness he fought off all those years
Finally shows up and it rains… Hero’s Tears

© Marc A. Turner, Sergeant
Roxbury Twp PD NJ
neemar@bellatlantic.net