A gun and a badge
and a license to
serve and protect,
a license to uphold
the laws of justice,
a license to
exercise the power invested,
a license to
use that power to
keep others from
breaking the laws,
a license to
use force to keep them
from doing it,
a license to
defend oneself if and
when it is necessary,
a license to
intimate all law breakers,
a license to
gloat with that power within,
a license to
alter one’s way of thinking,
a license to
let the devil help in
making sudden decisions,
a license to
ride with the adrenal rushes,
a license to
fire the gun at random,
a license to
commit murder,
a license to
say it was necessary,
a license to falsify
the reason for the killing,
a license to
get a lawyer to support
the reason,
a good cop turned bad.

  • 0
  • 2
  •  
  •  
Login to comment...
Robert L. Martin
4 months

Thanx Nelson. The only way I can protest

Nelson D Reyes
4 months

A long way still to a truly civil society. Power bought and licensed.
Like. Thank you Robert.

Liked or faved by...

Nelson D Reyes Renata Martin
Email

Other works by Robert L. Martin...

Some poets followed by Robert L. Martin...

Isaac Eustice R. L. McCallum Lucy Pendragon ~Midnight Rose~ Lxnnnie Rutledzh Kara Vasquez