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S1DC
09-14-2001, 12:50 AM
The officer stood and faced his Maker,
which must always come to pass.
He hoped his shoes were shining,
Just as brightly as his brass.

"Step forward now, officer
how shall I deal with you?
Have you always turned the other cheek?
To your Maker, have you been true?"

The officer, with squared shoulders, said
"No sir, I guess I ain't.
Because those of us who carry badges
can't always be a saint.

I've had to work most Sundays
and at times my talk was rough,
and sometimes I've been violent,
because the streets are so tough.

But I never took a penny,
that wasn't mine to keep.
Though I worked a lot of overtime
when the bills just got too steep.

And I never passed by a cry for help
though sometimes I shook with fear,
and sometimes, please forgive me,
I've wept an unmanly tear.

I know I don't deserve a place
among the people here.
They never wanted me around
except to calm their fears.

But if you have a place for me here,
well...it need not be too grand.
I never expected or had too much
so if you don't...I'll understand."

There was silence all around the room
where the saints respectfully stood.
As the officer waited quietly,
for the judgment...bad or good.

"Step forward now officer,
you've borne your burdens well.
Come walk a beat on Heaven's streets;
you've done your time in Hell."

Unknown Author

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X-Wing Guy
09-14-2001, 07:11 PM
very nice

A_Winger
09-14-2001, 09:32 PM
...and moving, where did you find it?