The Start of Every shift

jl-repatriation-0049-1024x734The Start of Every shift

My knight in his blue armor
steps out into the dark.
In search of all wrong doing,
with a hope to make it right.
He carries not a sword,
But a “semi” on his side.
With hopes his training will not fail him,
Should there come a place or time.
And as he settles into his modern day Stallion;
The one with piercing blue eyes
The thought runs through his mind.
“What will I come upon tonight?”
“A speeder, a con, a felon a man who beat his wife?
A pusher, a punk, some other with a knife?”
“Will I have to defend my life,
Or will a fellow man in blue
Be assigned to console my grieving wife?”
And so, with this thought still lingering
through the channels of his mind…
He prays to a God he thinks is there
But still, he is unsure of.
Just then, before he could think twice
The duty he is here for calls
And without hesitation, he radios back “419, I am enroute”
Opens his “eyes” And takes off once again…
Into the dark of night.

(Author Unknown)

©Samina Iqbal. 2017

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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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11 Responses to The Start of Every shift

  1. Clare says:

    Great poem! Your blog is so menaingful and full of art:) keep on posting.

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  2. Reblogged this on ' Ace Friends News ' and commented:
    Fabulous post Sam I really look forward to your posts your a ⭐️ Ian 😊👍

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    • It surely is heartbreaking when you read some real stories about what our protectors and their families go through every single day on the job. It requires a lot of human strength and a greater power to survive. Truth is always beautiful, isn’t it. Thanks my dear friend. Love and hugs.

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