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The policeman stood and faced his God,

which must always come to pass.
He hoped his shoes were shining just as

brightly as his brass.
“Step forward now, policeman. How shall I deal with you?
Have you always turned the other cheek?
To my church have you been true?
The policeman squared his shoulders and said.
“No, I guess I ain’t because those of us who carry a badge
can’t always be a Saint.”

I’ve had to work most Sundays
and at times my talk is rough,
and sometimes I’ve been violent,
because the streets are awfully tough.
But I never took a penny that wasn’t mine to keep…
though I worked a lot of overtime when

the bills got to steep.
And I never passed a cry for help
though at times I shook with fear,
and sometimes, God forgive me,

I’ve wept unmanly tears.
I know I don’t deserve a place among the people here.
They never wanted me around except to calm their fear.
If you’ve a place for me here, Lord, it needn’t be so grand,
I never expected or had too much,

but if you don’t…I’ll understand”
There was a silence all around the throne

where the Saints had often trod.
As the policeman waited quietly for

the judgment of his God.
“Step forward now, policeman.
You’ve borne you burdens well.
Come walk a beat on Heaven’s streets.
You’ve done your time in Hell”

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