I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and have a truly prosperous and delightful 2011 (no matter what the government is doing :-) Just enjoy everything you can enjoy and be kind to everyone (it's good for them and it's good for you too).
over 5 years ago
HAVE A SAFE AND HAPPY NEW YEAR. JOHN
over 5 years ago
"Just Another Man"
He looks in the mirror every morning and night,
Does he see what I see, it would be nice if he might.
He sees a rude man as he stands there,
I see someone who needs someone to care.
He sees a mean man, because he has to be tough,
I see someone who deals with more than enough.
He sees how he tries not to cry and feels he has no heart,
I see someone who has to keep his feelings and work apart.
He sees a murderer because he shot someone last night,
I see someone who saved someone else from a fight.
He sees a failure because he did not arrive in time
I see someone who did his best and needs peace of mind.
He sees just another man as he enters the day,
I see a special man who does his best in every way.
For all the years, he has put on the uniform of blue,
He has never realized how much he protects me and you.
But, as he starts the day again, I just wish he could see,
What he really is and how much he means to you and me.
We answered the calls just as they’d come
A man with a knife, two more with a gun
Fights that broke out in back alleys and bars
Chasing down felons in fresh stolen cars
My partner and I were always ready for hell
We watched each others’ back, we did it quite well
We’ve been shot at and missed by thugs selling rocks
We’ve been battered from rooftops with garbage and blocks
The word on the street was we’d take no guff
The skells would say we were fair but damn tough
Yup, ready for anything I always said
Never surprised… until I learned he was dead
See my partner worked overtime he needed more pay
He had two little boys and a girl on the way
No it wasn’t a robbery or a felon on the run
He just stopped a kid, to say be careful, have fun
But the kid on the bike was high on cocaine
Now my partner lay dead, a bullet in his brain.
I miss him real bad, he thought just like me
When I’m walking my beat, his face I still see
Every call he is with me, still watching my back
His voice reminds me, don’t ever slack
Take nothing for granted, keep on your toes
Cause, when’s YOUR shift end…? One never knows.
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
Thanks for accepting. Stay Safe, God Bless and have a great weekend.
over 7 years ago
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