The Riot Police

The Riot Police

Risking life day after day,

Duty calls when things go wrong,

Licensed to beat but not to kill

Taking a hit and staying strong.

Order & reason may not hold,

When talks fail and comes to knives.

We are the wall of unflinching stand

On whom cling the innocent lives.

When fear grips the raging mobs

When law runs out of viable course,

When saner voices are miles afar

We make peace by way of force.

Bruised, stabbed, burned and killed

Standing ground, last man & breath.

Brothers, sisters we march in blue,

Keepers of peace, by life or death.

We bring order in chaos & fray,

No praises sung or glories hold.

Thanked or not, we do our job,

Whether or not our tales be told.

Siddharth Sehgal

Siddharth Sehgal is a poet, writer and editor in chief of Indian Periodical

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