“Thoughts from Within”
As I walk to my locker I think of what will be,
What will I come across and who will I see?
Will today be the day that I’m called upon to be
A constable or soldier, or can I just be me?
You see I do not carry a gun, nor am I an immortal being,
I am a mother, daughter and sister – but that’s not what you are seeing.
You ask of me to run towards the danger which you flee,
And I’ll be happily go because I chose what I wanted to be.
I step into my uniform, we brief up with a brew,
The radio springs to life and the air is no longer ‘Q’.
‘Its imminent’ they say, the threat level dangerously high,
We’re all anxious about terrorism – but we are more than happy to try.
We fight back against monsters, and show that we won’t hide,
Another attack has happened, my heart aches for the families of those who died.
We must not let them stop us from enjoying this life,
We will stand together strongly, with dignity and pride.
So as I walk towards my locker and question everything my job demands of me,
I think about the people of Britain, the public- just like you and me.
I will put on my stab vest and continue to be there,
Because I am a police officer, a human, and for every single one of you – I care.