"A Tribute to a Cop's Wife" 

Honey, I'm sure you've heard at times during our married life,
From those who ask. Aren't you proud to be a
policeman's wife?
Honey, let me say this: it's you I'm proud of, and they would be, too.
If only they could see what it takes to be one and what she has to go through.

To be a lawman, it's no easy task to do what we have to do.
But it's a much harder job to be his wife, and it takes someone special like you.
And I know God chose you to be with me in this life.
Because he knew you had the quality and strength to be a cop's wife.

Some may say that I have courage and I'm a hero and that sort of thing;
And when I hear it, this thought to my mind it always brings:
It's you
Honey, you're the courage behind this man's badge, don't you see;
And it's you
Hon', who's the real hero, not me.

And I know you get lonely and frustrated at times and wonder if it's worth it all;
But if you ever left me, this "brave courageous hero" would be no man at all.
And I know you worry about the temptations I face on the streets,
Of the women of the night and girls that I meet.

But let me tell you this, Honey, and you listen good:
There's nobody on this earth who could replace you, they certainly never could.
And I know there are times when I go to work and you kiss me goodbye,
That you must worry and wonder if this is the day I've been chosen to die.

And Honey, if that should ever happen and someday become true,
Hon', my very last thoughts on this earth will be of you.

To My Wife,

Captain Harvey C. Hines

Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved

and may not be duplicated without permission

This poem was written by Captain Harvey C. Hines to his wife. It says everything an officer, A Real Cop, has ever wanted to say to his wife and should! You can obtain a copy of this poem, personalized with your wife's name and your information where you see the underlined text above, from New tribute Publications, 1-800-727-0660. They will explain the different options available, and the price.

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