“Boston Unite: Respect the PD

Boston Unite, Take this pain from my mind,
As seen on the news, please don’t rewind!

The feelings of loss, of our loved ones so dear—
You do not have to wander, but you cannot stay here.

Please empty the cup, fragile and cracked,
You already know, what the unfinished race lacked!

Lock down inevitable, city standing still;
Clean up the mess and start climbing the hill!

Cheering and clapping,
What are those foreign sounds?
Now all I hear is laughing and crying,
A short-lived happiness abounds.

A madman captured and gunshots fired—
Peace restored, a reason to smile,
Love re-defined, a hope anew.
Prayers answered, faith renewed!

Boston Unite, Respect the PD,
Three-thousand and thirty-three shouts
to the men in blue tees, wearing the weight
of the world on their sleeves, and having the humility
To fall to their knees!

copyright 2013 Julie Kerr Rasley

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