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It's Not Your Fault
by L. Gail Goins

It's not your fault you died inside;
Your job didn't allow you to feel.
But, I am left with just a shell,
And a heart that will never heal.

I know you want to make us whole,
I believe you think you can.
But, too many years of wearing the badge,
Destroyed my husband, the man.

With every homicide, suicide and rape you saw
A brick was placed inside.
A wall now stands that will not bend,
Around your heart and mind.

I tell you this, so you will know,
I curse the badge you wear.
I damn the force, and hate the job,
For it made you just not care.

So, I give you the city, to protect and serve,
As I walk out the door -
This is the only way that I can survive,
            ...I can't love you any more.
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Poem ID: 5657   Poem Posted: 6/15/1998
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