Upon his knee his child sat
Said, “Daddy, I love you,”
With a smile wide upon his face
Told his child he loved them too.
They sat and talked for a while
About school, and friends, and such,
Then his child said something that surprised him
His heart, that something touched.
“When I grow up, I want to be”
“A policeman just like you,”
He looked into his child’s eyes
As he sat there wearing blue.
Across his mind he thought of the dangers
His child would have to face,
Performing the duties as he did every day
He stood up and began to pace.
He told his child they could do anything
Anything they put their mind to,
However once again he thought of the danger
His child would face if wearing the blue.
His child walked over and grabbed his hand
Asked, “Daddy are you okay,”
He picked his child up in his arms
Said, “Come on, let’s go out and play!”
They went outside and played for a while
Later that night he went to work,
That night the officer had an altercation
With some disrespectful jerk.
Again he thought of his child
Being a cop like him,
Like his dad before him and his grandpa
That made the officer grin.
Several years later the man stood proud
His child was an officer too,
He smiled and gave his child a hug
She looked beautiful wearing that blue.