Poem: You say you are no hero

This moving poem details how every police officer is someone’s hero


Calling all police poets! PoliceOne’s new column highlights some of the inspirational, moving and funny poems authored by our readers.

This month’s poem is a reminder that every police officer is someone’s hero. Whether you are your wife’s hero – as is the case with this poem – or a hero to your mother, father, daughter, son, brother, or sister, someone is always waiting for you to come home from your shift.

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You say you are no hero

You say you are no hero,
I beg to differ there.
You say it doesn’t affect you,
Which is also quite contraire.

Put on the uniform, duty belt,
Boots and the vest.
Head out into the night,
And hope for the best.

Yes there are some mundane
Things officers do.
But to say you’re no hero,
Just isn’t true.

Traffic stops, welfare checks,
Domestics aren’t all.
You never know what you will
Encounter on that call.

From suicide attempts, accidents,
DUIs, burglaries and hostage situations,
I don’t know about you, but my heart
Is having palpitations.

As I lay awake at night and 
Wait for your text,
I wonder to myself,
“What will he face next?”

You saved a woman that 
Wanted to take her life.
Your quick reaction as
You took her knife.

You say you are no hero,       
I beg to differ there,
It’s you as a person,
Not the uniform you wear.

Warrant squad, SWAT team,
These scare me the most.
You deal with some horrible 
Situations, but you never boast.

I see it in your face when
We discuss your night,
But you always say not to
Worry, everything will be alright.

I kiss you goodbye as you
Walk out the door,
But it’s the pit in my stomach
That I just can’t ignore.

You called to say you’d be late,
You have a SWAT call,
I said be safe,
I love you above all.

Shots fired at the blue,
You had to end the threat,
You did what you had to do,
Your duties were met.

You say you are no hero,
I beg to differ there.
You say it doesn’t affect you,
I say that’s quite contraire.

I am the heart behind you,
You don’t walk this alone.
I love you with everything
I’ve got, I want this to be known!

If they only understood,
The sacrifices officers make.
Running toward danger,
No room for a mistake.

Missing holidays and
Occasions added to the
LONG list of things of which an officer’s
Life does consist.

You say you’re no hero,
I beg to differ there.
You say it doesn’t affect you,
Which is also quite contraire.

I am your safe haven, 
Your place to unwind.
I’m here for eternity,
For your peace of mind.

YOU’RE MY HERO!

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