We all vowed to serve and protect
to lay our lives down if need be.
Young hearts with great expectations
jubilant and also naive.
Day after day while recalling
our purpose believed to be found;
instead viewed as an enemy
which the few ‘bad apples’ compound.
Consider we too are humans
who face crisis and crime most days.
The law was ordained to keep us
all safe from the lawless crime waves.
We are of all ethnicities
share red blood and uniforms blue.
The first to respond in chaos
to come be of service to you.
So when you see a police car
that’s cruising down your avenue;
perhaps you might wave and greet us
remember we are there for you.