Sunday, October 26, 2008

The Badge

I have had this poem up on my personal blog, "Kathryn's Perspective," to promote Mayberry Days and A Tribute to Mayberry. Since it definitely has Christian perspective, I thought I would share it here:

The Badge

He chose the badge
above the gun
And to the badge held true.
He put the badge
above himself,
A life of service knew.
The badge came to
define the man;
But whether on or off,
The man embodied
all its worth -
The badge just pinned to cloth.

He held the town
above his needs,
His son above the rest.
He followed what
the "Good Book" taught
And sought to do his best.
He did his job,
not by the book,
But what was in his heart.
Fair justice dealt
with mercy’s hand
Earned him the town’s regard.

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