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Your Retired Guardian Angel.

Updated on February 20, 2013

I slayed dragons

Walked on waters

Went through fires

Not even a single epic

About me

Was sung in a cozy poetical evening meeting

Or written in any scandal sheet

Not even a single medal pinned upon my chest

Or "Thank you" to hear when I had to give back

My uniform and star

For the service to which I devoted my life .

Not a single trophy on the shelf standing

Or"Well done" said to soar my letdown spirits

when I hit a home run,saving thousands

In the street I fought gangs,

Caught road hares

Fed hungers

But never dislodge a beggar.

In home,sweet home,

I never yelled

On kids when TV sound so loud

Or a carpet not being in a place

Nor even on my wife when food burnt in microwave

Or clothes not being well-washed.

I am a veteran

Man of scruples

Your retired Guardian Angel.


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    • James-wolve profile imageAUTHOR

      Tijani Achamlal 

      5 years ago from Morocco

      @Vellur.Thanks so much for the visit.YEAH,WE NEVER GIVE THEM A THOUGHT .Only God will reward them..sigh Really so sad to see them retiring with EMPTY HANDS AND WITHOUT EVEN THANK YOU SIR...SIGH

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      Nithya Venkat 

      5 years ago from Dubai

      Thoughtful, kindness and generosity in your wonderful poem. You are so right, we never give them a thought.

    • James-wolve profile imageAUTHOR

      Tijani Achamlal 

      5 years ago from Morocco

      Yes very true.I agree sometimes their kids that actually reap what they sow.Thanks for the insight.

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      5 years ago from London, UK

      Interesting and Touching Poem. There are so many people who are like Angels in disguise, but don't get noticed for it. I believe deep down, that God does reward them....maybe not immediately, but sometime in their life..... and James, you know sometimes the good some people have done, it's their kids that actually reap the benefit. (going deep now lol).

      You got me going. Interesting read. :-)

    • James-wolve profile imageAUTHOR

      Tijani Achamlal 

      5 years ago from Morocco

      @ Eiddwen.Thanks so much my chwaer for the visits.I appreciate that.

      Have a nice wonderful weekend.

    • James-wolve profile imageAUTHOR

      Tijani Achamlal 

      5 years ago from Morocco

      @dreamseeker2.Thanks so much for the visit.There wasn't any other ways to express my gratitude better than this poem.. I try my best to pray for our police officer's each day give them praise the honor because they also protect our country here at home, so please slow down when you see one and say hello if you can and shake their hand or say a prayer......thanks for all you police officers and God bless..

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      5 years ago from Pueblo, Colorado

      great hub James .. cool

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      5 years ago from Wales

      Wonderful once again James my brawd. Here's to so many more for us both to share on here. Enjoy your day.


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      5 years ago

      Awww...this one made me feel sad. : ( Thank you to all the vets in service and who have gone on before them. Thanks to the active duty, plus retired police and fireman for their service and sacrifice as mine and all those out there as our human, guardian angels. : ) Voted up!!

    • James-wolve profile imageAUTHOR

      Tijani Achamlal 

      5 years ago from Morocco

      @ Isaac White,Thanks for being faithful follower :)

      Many Blessings to you


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      Ruth Lanham 

      5 years ago

      great read

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      5 years ago from Welcome to my beautiful world, where magic is no longer a myth.

      Wow nice James,

      quite a read, if I say so myself, had me locked to the end. nice work.

      I. White

    • James-wolve profile imageAUTHOR

      Tijani Achamlal 

      5 years ago from Morocco

      @Mhatter99,Thanks for the visit:)I appreciate that.I saw one of them the other day,so that s why I wrote this poem.He was a good police officer.

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      Martin Kloess 

      5 years ago from San Francisco

      Bitter sweet poem. It speaks of good old days. I am lucky to live in an area with officers of old. Good work.

    • James-wolve profile imageAUTHOR

      Tijani Achamlal 

      5 years ago from Morocco

      @ Joanne M Olivieri.Thanks so much for stopping by and commented.They deserve all love and respect.

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      Joanne M Olivieri 

      5 years ago

      This is so true about policemen and we don't thank them enough for putting their lives on the line each day. I love this hub and and forwarding it to my friends who are with the SFPD. Thanks so much for reminding us all.


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