By: Marc A. Turner Copyright © 2001  



I am a cop but...

 a different kind am I

I DARE to stop kids

from becoming the bad guy


My work I do in a school,

one class at a time

The innocence of youth if lost,

would really be a crime


A big change for me this is,

all different kinds of tools

There they play

by a completely different set of rules


It might not be bullets

or fists that fly my way

Words can be the weapons;

I need be careful what I say


Young minds there are to mold

and to teach right from wrong

I now have a chance

to make a difference in their song


The seeds I plant today,

in time will surely grow

The type of crop that they’ll become

is what we just don’t know


For all that I can do,

 is give the seed a place to start

The rest of growing up

has to come from their own heart


Not just by itself,

but with help from above

With guidance from parents

and a family sharing love


If things turn out the way I hope,

I’ll see them all again

With smiles, waves and happy thoughts

they’ll call me a true friend


I hope for their sake…

they DARE to do what’s right

I know I did all I could do…

and I pray for them each night.





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