“The Wife Of A Police Officer” – A Poem

“The Police Officers Wife”

The wife holds his face and kisses him softly
She clings to him like a child, afraid to let go
Her eyes whisper—be careful

Watching him drive into the unknown her heart begins to sink
Drowning in her fears for just a moment she begins to pray
Allowing her faith to shield and protect her

The world doesn’t know the weight he carries
The world doesn’t know about the sorrow that lingers
The world doesn’t know what his eyes have seen or the anchor of pain that can’t be lifted
The world doesn’t know about the evil that lurks
The world just doesn’t know

He walks through the door and she hides her self, not wanting to be caught just yet
Closing her eyes in gratitude, Thanking God, loosening the chains of anxiety

She must be strong

But waves of pain still erupt as she holds her husband close
She knows there’s another wife, hanging by a thread, waiting….

Waiting for him to walk through the door
Waiting to collapse in those arms
Waiting to take a breathe of relief
Waiting to hear—I’m almost home

She’s waiting

Tears begin to fill her eyes
Her heart begins to choke
Gasping for air as in a dream when you can’t scream
She buries her head in her hands hanging onto to hope

She knew what she became apart of
She knew the sacrifices
She knew what doors could open
She knew what doors could close
She knew

She was a wife, that stood by her Husband who held the weight of the badge

Always supporting, always loving, helping with that weight of the badge as best as she could

The world just didn’t know

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THANK YOU to all those that serve, protect, and do what’s right.

m.g.