He Answered The Call
 
HE ANSWERED THE CALL

I awakened early to watch
The morning news.
I flipped through channels
My favorite to choose.
A blip of a story caught my ear
And I listened... I just had to know!
It cannot be...
Another officer has been shot?
Oh, say it isnít so!

Of course, it was
And my heart was broken
As I heard each work spoken.
He gave his life For the good of all.
He tried to protect
As was his call!
I think of my son
And my heart breaks
Because I know
That his heart will ache.
Is this what our world has become...
A place of violence and of hate?
And those whose duty is to protect
Walk with hope but ruled by fate.
My son serves because it is his call...
And he wears his badge with pride....
Just as all whoíve fallen had done...
Before they took their final ride.
Yes, I had to listen...
I had to know.
But oh please
Say it isnít so!
I raise my hand to our men in blue
For doing what they were called to do.

Written for the All Stars challenge
Host: panther911 (Tom)
Phrase: say it isnít so



By Myrna D.

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This Poem is part of a Challenge: - All Stars Challenge with panther811 (Tom)-read page for rules, info, REQUIRED PHRASE (challenge has been closed)


This Poem is part of a Challenge: - All Stars Challenge with panther811 (Tom)-read page for rules, info, REQUIRED PHRASE (challenge has been closed)


This Poem is part of a Challenge: - All Stars Challenge with panther811 (Tom)-read page for rules, info, REQUIRED PHRASE (challenge has been closed)


This Poem is part of a Challenge: - All Stars Challenge with panther811 (Tom)-read page for rules, info, REQUIRED PHRASE (challenge has been closed)


This Poem is part of a Challenge: - All Stars Challenge with panther811 (Tom)-read page for rules, info, REQUIRED PHRASE (challenge has been closed)


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