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" I WONDER WHY "
by Sgt Marc A. Turner

I wonder why, I do this job and daily risk it all
Iíve got but a split second to make the fateful call
I wonder why, he had the knife and charged with hollow eyes
I stopped that threat, heĎs dead now, but itís me who slowly dies

I wonder why, they say the things about me like they do
With no idea who I am or what Iíve just been through
I wonder why, they fill the news with people hating me
They never ask me what went on or what just did I see

I wonder why, when itís the cop who ends up dead
That TV preacher never shows, no not a word is said
I wonder what theyíd think, if they spent time in my shoes
Itís easy to criticize when itís not their life to lose

I wonder if they ever thought, they might someday be
The victim of a crime, injured, dying, crying out for me
I wonder why, I Ďd risk my life to be right at their side
I guess because, I am a copÖ sometimes I wonder why.

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