"Always On the Job"    

Just another man is what he had started out to be,
Then he took an oath to serve and protect you and me.

I wonder sometimes if they get more than they bargained for,
When the way for them is so narrow with so many closed doors.

How could they let a murderer back out on the street,
When he promised the family this arrest would keep.

All the times he pulled someone over for driving too fast,
Knowing that his job could easily make this day his last.

Watching a child cry as their last breath they take,
When he knows people will say it was his mistake.

Someone needs extra security overnight,
He would hate to think he wasn’t in sight.

So even after pulling a ten hour day,
He’s once again, gladly on his way.

Over night lookout jobs are not much fun,
But once again he sees the rising of the sun.

He could have chosen to go home to family and friends,
But when he said to serve and protect, he said until the end.

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