113th May 2020

Service of Trust

By Sue Ellson

As we lie in our bed tonight
Cosy and warm and out of sight
We will pause to remember our blessed opportunity
To be protected and safe in our community

Served by police
Through education and enforcement
Served by police
Who endure so much stress and torment

We admire their bravery
Their courage and valour
We respect their authority
Without fear or favour

They are there in a crisis
At the front line of chaos
They are there in the stillness
When tears are shed in silence

So much is unseen
So much is unspoken
So much we mourn
When they are broken

Carry on they will
Carry on they must
But let us never forget
Their service of trust