My Hero, My Police Officer-Your Soul Beckons You

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“Here is courage, mankind’s finest possession, here is the noblest prize that a young man can endeavor to win.” (Spartan poet Tyrtaeus)

Oh my hero,

my police officer,

As you set off to your calling,

Your soul is,

in a dilemma

by unendurable forewarning,


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It beckons you to

Arise,

guard yourself from your adversaries,


Outwit them

                                                                                     proceeding with vigilance


                                                                                            amidst their ensnarements.


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But not to revel

when you triumph,


nor lay down lamenting

when you writhe,

in agonizing defeat,

Nor get over-ecstatic

in your ecstasies

or over-awed

in your grieves,


for to reach the limits of virtue

just learn,

what rhythm regulates

human affairs.

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© Samina Iqbal. 2014

 

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About saminaiqbal27

I am a free lance writer who loves to write on social issues in particular. I am a house wife and my husband Dr. Shams Iqbal offers all the support and encouragement so that I can pursue my passion for authorship and other cause which is dear to me. My lifelong mission in life is to offer my support for the police officers who need to be supported and protected by general public like us. My inspiration to do this comes from my personal experiences of some of the greatest police officers whom I have witnessed do great deeds for the good of humanity. I am so inspired and fascinated to support this law enforcement group. On the other hand I like music, movies specially classics, I am a fashion geek, English and American literature are my passions.
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22 Responses to My Hero, My Police Officer-Your Soul Beckons You

  1. Brittius says:

    Reblogged this on Brittius.

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  2. Beautiful, Samina. It’s so good to see you back again! xo

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  3. reocochran says:

    This is just awesome! I feel goosebumps from its meaning and how it affects us all! Great post about our heroes out there in the world! Smiles, Robin God bless you, Samina!

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    • Oh! Thank you so much Robin. You liked the post so much. yes it has deeper meaning for the way life must be lived. It goes both for our heroes and all of us. You are so sweet my friend. Lots of hugs for you. Take care and God bless.

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  4. very beautiful and heartfelt words Samina.

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  5. Ştefania says:

    Very nice, Samina. God bless you for your kindness.
    Have a wonderful day and many blessings! With love, Stefania. 🙂

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  6. What a fortunate world we live in to have men and women train for the position of hero. It’s a calling that I look upon with awe and admiration. But mostly with gratitude for those who fill it.
    Thank you for a beautiful post, Samina!

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    • Thanks Shelley for your kind words of appreciation. I agree with you 100% that we are very fortunate to be living where we are protected and shielded by our heroes who put their lives on line so that we are safe and secure. No doubt our world here is a blessed world. God bless them and protect them always. You take care and have a lovely weekend.

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  7. Ed says:

    Excellent! 🙂

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  8. Sharmishtha says:

    i will send it again… it is showing you in my list though… i hope i got the email id right…is the email id you use in your blog gravatar is right?

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    • Yes Sharmishtha that id is right. My inbox is full since I could not check my mails for a while when I was busy. So kindly send it to me in a week or so, so that I get rid of the enormous mail that has already accumulated. Thanks my friend, and sorry for the bother. I am finally settling in. Take care and God bless.

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