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A cop on the take

First he takes the oath
Now look at all he takes
He takes it in stride when people call him pig
He takes time to stop and talk to children
He takes your verbal abuse while giving you a ticket
you really deserved
He takes on creeps you would be afraid to even look at
He takes time away from his family to keep you safe
He takes your injured child to the hospital
He takes the graveyard shift without complaint because it's his turn
He takes his life into his hands daily
He takes you home when your car breaks down
He takes time to explain why both your headlights have to work
He takes the job no one else wants-
telling you a loved one has died
He takes criminals to jail
He takes in sights that would make you cry
Sometimes he cries too, but he takes it anyway
because someone has to
If he is lucky, he takes retirement
He takes memories to bed each night that you couldn't bear
for even one day
Sometimes, he takes a bullet
And yes, occasionally he may take a free cup of coffee
Then one day he pays for all he has taken, and God takes him

Please remember that the "He" in all this represents all police officers, both
men and women that have served and are serving our cities and their citizens
we have all swore to protect.
God bless ALL cops everywhere

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