18 December 2018

Sentinels in Blue

By Bud Koenemund

People dismiss us as inconvenient –
Obstacles to work, school, or vacation.
Sentinels in blue; control they resent –
Even while enjoying our protection.
Often, we are targets of ridicule;
Enduring contempt and indifference.
Cursed by the self-entitled for our rules;
Silent as others vent their annoyance.
Still, a few accept this challenge: standing
Firm ‘gainst those who’d see America bowed.
Our mission is the price freedom demands:
A sacrifice many will never know.
   Each day, we rise, making liberty sure;
   Pledging to keep this, our Homeland, secure.