Sunday, July 10, 2016

The Final Inspection

As our country grieves the slaughter of the Dallas Police Officers while they were protecting those who were protesting them.  I felt it was time that we come together as a country and realize those behind the badge are simply brave Americans, just trying to do their job.  As we watched the events unfold before us, a collective gasp reverberated across this great land.  And now as the families prepare to bury their slain loved ones, we as a nation need to bow our heads and say a prayer that these senseless killings stop. Our Law Enforcement Officers are not the enemy.

Judge Jeanine read this on her show Saturday, July 9th and I wanted to share. It brought tears to my eyes.

"The Final Inspection"

The policeman stood and faced his God,
Which must always come to pass.
He hoped his shoes were shining.
Just as brightly as his brass.

"Step forward now, policeman.
How shall I deal with you? 
Have you always turned the other cheek?
To My church have you been true?"

The policeman squared his shoulders and said,
"No, Lord, 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 awfully tough.

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

And I never passed a cry for help,
Though at times I shook with fear.
And sometimes, God forgive me,
I've wept unmanly tears.

I know I don't deserve a place
Among the people here.
They never wanted me around
Except to calm their fear.

If you've a place for me here,
Lord, It needn't be so grand.
I never expected or had too much,
But if you don't.....I'll understand.

There was silence all around the throne
Where the saints had often trod.
As the policeman waited quietly,
For the judgment of his God.

"Step forward now, policeman,
You've borne your burdens well.
Come walk a beat on Heaven's streets,
You've done your time in hell."

Author Unknown

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