Thin Blue Line

Thin Blue Line

I understand the concept of the thin blue line, a little-

It separates good from evil with the cop in the middle.

Without it we would know a very totally different existence.

But there’s a spot on this thin line that to me really doesn’t make sense.

The day of reckoning will come to all mankind, I reckon.

But the cops existence is reckoned with daily, from second to second.

The confusing, painful part of this-

Is wondering where their blue line exists.

Do they give it up for the duty in which they were beckoned?

Or is their blue line existent only between each second?

Not knowing which breath may just be their last,

With their only intention of making our blue line more vast,

Is the most sacrificing endeavor for a human to ask;

I sometimes wonder if I’d be up to the task.

Some of their existences are taken too quickly away

Like this line they establish, which they fight for each day

And I know that God sees all of this from above

I know that he sows this thin blue line with His love

In the hopes of better days for all mankind

When we’ll no longer need the idea of a thin blue line

Until then I thank all of the men and women in blue

The world is a better place because of you.

Joel Prickett 5/8/19

In memory of those who died in the thin blue line of duty. For me and for you.

Published by Joel Prickett

I have a desire to help people with my writing whether through stories, poetry or personal contact. I’ve seen and been through a lot in my life and have learned the purpose of it is to help others

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