Sunday, July 17, 2016

Another Mass Shooting Of Police Dallas Deja Vu In Baton Rouge

The line between civilization and anarchy can be gossamer thin
And just a fragile as a clean white snowflake on it downward fluttering spin
A thin blue line stands between us and total chaos and crisis
Be it the looters, rapists, robbers, murderers and a growing ISIS
The mantra of “to protect and serve” was tested once again today
By a suspect Gavin Long luring the thin blue line into harm’s way
Believed to be a former Marine born on this very day
Instead of blowing out 29 candles six cops he tried to slay
The most dangerous weapon in the world is a U.S. Marine with a rifle
Definitely the warrior with whom one would not want to trifle
We know not yet whether the dead shooter was motivated by the rhetoric of BLM
Who in many cases entire police forces and all cops they are too quick to condemn
“Pigs in a blanket fry them like bacon!”
Respect for the law and police totally forsaken
Three Baton Rouge cops on the streets in Baton Rouge now lie dead
Rather than coming home to wife and kids they are at rest in the morgues instead
Perception in this 24/7 social media video is reality’s 99 percent
With all the rhetoric too many police believe they are now targets into which bullets will be sent
The president appeared and gave a brief address
Prayers for the victims and families now in great distress
A plea for unity and a condemnation of targeting the cops
Instead of a plea for gun control, a plea the level of rhetoric must drop
A first step might be that BLM change its name to ALM
All Lives Matter and violence against civilians or cops in a unified voice we all must condemn
© July 17, 2016, Michael P. Ridley aka the Alaskanpoet
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