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New York’s Finest

Posted in people by Denise Rafkind on January 5, 2015

There are lessons within our destiny.
Every life path may have a different design,
but we all eventually come together,
and all roads arrive at the same place,
because we are all ONE.

This is my job.
Doesn’t mean I don’t want peace.
Doesn’t mean I don’t have a heart like you do.
Doesn’t mean I don’t love, care, or put a child down to sleep at night.
I deal with negativity almost every hour on my job.
I’m sorry if I might offend you.
But I get scared too.
I didn’t write the laws…but I’ve been hired to enforce them.
I do want to make a city better.
I am here for your safety.
I will try my damnedest to protect you.
Please look in my eyes when I speak to you.
I promise you’ll see my humanity.
Every morning when I wake up, I know it could be my last.
When you wake up, is that your first thought?
It’s my choice to don this uniform.
But it’s also my journey.