A very reflective ‘snap shot’ of how many Officers on the ‘Thin Blue Line’ are currently feeling.
Monday 30th July | by Cop(ex) | @ES_Humour
This poem was sent into us via our website from a colleague who is currently serving on the ‘thin blue line’…
For us, it captures the sentiment of many Officers who have been let down by some members of Senior Management Teams who care more for their own careers prospects than for the men and women who deal with incidents most people pretend do not happen.
It captures the feeling of many Police Officers up-and-down the country, who are sick of being kicked around like a political football by some career politicians who have never experienced or been exposed to what actually happens on the streets on a daily basis.
Do we think that anything will change from sharing this poem?
But, as we have said on many occasions, we are PROUD to be the unofficial ‘voice’ of the brave men and women who serve in the emergency services & NHS so are always happy to share content such as this which gets sent into our team of former emergency services & armed forces personnel:
“I’m just a lonely Bobbie
Walking a lonely beat
People say I’m useless
Sucking the social test
Some days I’m on response
Other days I’m on guard
Some days I see the bodies
Oh how my brain is scarred
The people they hate me
For doing what I do best
There are some who support us
But we’re hated by the rest
We have an asp, some CS gas
A vest to protect our skin
But all that does not prevent
The harm deep down within
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For I’m just a lonely Bobbie
Working in a place
Where crows fly and people die
And bobbies lose the race
People spit, people hit
People harm our skin
But little sentence handed down
Betrayed by those voted in
And if a Bobbie takes the shot
And takes down the mortal foe
He’s hated by the people
Not the way to treat a hero
Come to think of it I do remember
A time that I recall
When there was little hate thrown at us
When policing wasn’t a brick wall
Every time I put on my belt
And strap on my stab vest
I think not of the ones I saved
But how I could not save the rest
The line we stand on is thin enough
Yet our ranks slowly deplete
Those who wear the thin blue line
Are those who support the police
For you see I’m just a lonely Bobbie
Sitting in a policeman’s seat
Wearing a policeman’s uniform
But my bobbies heart won’t beat”.
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