To Serve and Protect


911-What’s your emergency?

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We call,

We expect,

We ask

for those with guns to come

to Our borders, Our streets, Our homes, Our families

to protect

with pleas:

deliver Us from evil

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and it is We who task them

to witness

Our murders, tortures, and lies

day after day

as they run

sirens screaming

into Our battles

towards Our troubles,

towards Our dangers,

towards Our violence.

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Yet some lose their way on the way to Us,

their souls fallen off that fine line

between protection and violence

traveled behind badges and uniforms

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Those who start to see their weapons as solutions

their authority as absolution

for watching justice die

and innocence pay

with endless blood and pain

the cost of laws

that play with truth

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Some lose it in dark alleys,

or silent corners

in broad daylight

in city streets

or the sewers of prosperity

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After all the carnage

don’t forget it is We

that ask them to come

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and  arm them with weapons

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and task them with peace

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Consider Our debt

to those who serve within Our call

to also help them

guard and protect

their

very

own

souls.

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