The Keepers Of This Town

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Mystery and Crime  |  House: Booksie Classic
I heard this poem a few years ago. The author called himself "Anonymous" but it is worth posting.

Submitted: March 17, 2014

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The Keepers Of This Town

 

They finally caught the killer and the key's been thrown away.

Erase him from the headlines and go on with your day.

I hope that you'll feel better, and I hope you'll get more sleep.

I'll be taking it from here, this killer I will keep.

I'll leave my gun outside the door and holster up my wits

as I step into a town of hate and knives and balled up fists.

I'll bust the drugs then stop the hit and keep the weak from rape.

The day'll be called a good one if we all go home after out 8.

I walk alone amongst criminals, sometimes 200 strong.

No walls to separate us, just a radio to make a call.

They see the car I drive to work.  They know my name and face.

And some of us are hunted down when we do leave this place.

I do a job most can't do, and some quit out of fear.

But I take pride as I protect the ones that you hold dear.

To get to you they'll go through me, and I will not back down.

So spare a thought or prayer for us, The Keepers Of This Town.

 


© Copyright 2020 Joseph Mark. All rights reserved.

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