"Goodbye boys in blue"

What is that wonderful sound
It’s coming from the cemetery ground
Sounds like bagpipes from a military tattoo
A large number of people gathered wearing blue

It’s a police funeral conducted in a military fashion
Marching in line with pride and passion
They are saying goodbye to their fallen comrade
All performed with the precision of a military parade

An observer cannot feel anything but proud
To have touched the life of the person in the funeral shroud
To give your life in such a way
Heroic to the end, the supreme price to pay

The dedication of the boys in blue
To sacrifice their lives for you
They are eternally in your debt
The sacrifice, you do not regret


Glynn Withey

Kyneton, Australia

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