Man In Blue (“I Am The Man” by Robert Brian Venus, retired, badge #715 of the Edmonton City Police Department in Alberta Canada)

Man In Blue (I Am The Man)

Author (unless challenged), Robert Brian Venus, retired, badge #715 of the Edmonton City Police Department in Alberta Canada.

I have been where you fear to be

I have seen what you fear to see

I have done what you fear to do

All of these things I have done for you

I am the man you lean upon

The man you cast your scorn upon

The man you bring your troubles to

All these men I’ve been for you

The man you ask to stand apart

The man you feel should have no heart

The man you call the man in blue

But I’m just a man, just like you

And through the years I’ve come to see

That I am not what you ask of me

So take this badge, take this gun

Will you take it, will anyone?

And when you watch a person die

And hear a battered baby cry

Then do you think that you can be

All of these things you ask of me

Author (unless challenged), Robert Brian Venus, retired, badge #715 of the Edmonton City Police Department in Alberta Canada.