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Thursday, March 18, 2010

Guest Post***The Roar Series** Poet Cop

By: Gail Merriwether

Ever more life’s observer
Than participant
Master of evasive replies;
Effuses solid presence
With invasive edges
Upon entering any room.

Twenty years of bitter memories
Accrued like pension interest
Make the face
An irascible, authoritative frown
Eyes like Teflon-coated rounds
Force truth from evildoers.
Heart like a righteous rock
Ears that have Heard It All;

Gail Merriwether is a retired police officer who formerly covered various beats on Chicago's mean city streets. She is the author of Cop's Eyes, and a member of Poets United to Advance the Arts.

Pen and Prosper welcomes your comments on her poetry or her former profession.


  1. Thanks for sharing this! The first 2 lines hooked me.

  2. Jennifer Brown BanksDecember 24, 2010 at 1:25 PM

    You're welcome!