"I'm just a man"

I’m just a man.
With a badge, gun and vest.
Hopes and dreams, family and friends.
But not “human” like the rest.

I’m just a man,
Which everyone fails to see,
Only has a job to do.
And maintain my dignity.

I’m just a man.
Not unlike you or he,
But yet you only get nervous
When in your rearview you see me.

I’m just a man.
Hoping to get recognized,
For all the good I do,
But more and more I’m chastised.

I’m just a man.
I can’t be everywhere at once.
I don’t have eyes in the back of my head.
But that’s what everyone wants.

I’m just a man.
I try to please those that I can,
But its not that easy,
I wish I could help you understand.

I’m just a man.
Not here for some quota or fun.
I truly love the job I do.
And the person its helped me become.

I’m just a man.
With only one job to do.
To do my best every day.
To make this world better for you.


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