Nothing Better

By: Marc A. Turner Copyright © 2000




I was out for a drive

on a warm summer night

When I saw in the mirror

a flashing red light


Oh God help me…it’s a cop

with nothing better to do

He’s just looking

to give out a ticket or two


This no good cop

must need his quota today
If he pulls me over,

there'll be hell to pay

Come on just stop me,

I'll really show you
If he tries to hassle me,

I'll threaten to sue!


He comes up behind me

at a crazy mans pace

But instead of stopping…

right by me he raced


He was going so fast I thought…

I’m going to make a complaint

But when I found out why,

I simply started to faint


See he wasn’t racing around

 risking his life just for fun

He was headed to my house…

my wife called 911


She called cause my boy,

my two year old could not breath

If the cop got there any later…

I wouldn’t have my little Steve


I thanked him; I praised him,

I could not hold back

My tears and my Thank-Yous,

were my form of attack


But he just shook my hand and said,

it’s ok… he’s just fine

I’m just glad I was able

to get here in time


Well my two-year old,

he now just turned five

He is happy go lucky

and very much alive


Every night when I kiss him

he says “goodnight Pop!”

I tell him I love him…

and I thank God... for that Cop.




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