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Weekly Poetry Contest (211) Voting

Poll closed Oct 12, 2012.
  1. HILLSBOROUGH UNCOVERED ~ Agatha Christie

    3 vote(s)
    50.0%
  2. Cover Up ~ nomadpenguin

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  3. Take Cover ~ Wolfwig

    1 vote(s)
    16.7%
  4. Why? ~ Darkkin

    2 vote(s)
    33.3%
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    Weekly Poetry Contest (210) Voting - Police Cover Ups

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    Weekly
    Poetry Contest
    Two Hundred and Ten
    Voting



    Get your vote on!

    And this week's theme was: (courtesy of Solar) Police Cover Ups

    Voting will end on Friday 12th October 2012.

    Voting for yourself is entirely at your own discretion. I'm frankly sick of discussion on the matter, so any in here will be deleted. If you want to vote for yourself, go for it, but I personally wouldn't do that unless I genuinely believed mine was the best.


    The winning poem will be stickied for a week in the poetry contest.



    Oh, and if I catch anyone cheating, their entry will be removed from the contest and you will be unable to enter a poem into the contest for a month. Sorry to be such an ogre about this, I don't want to be, but rules are rules and are in place for valid reasons. If you can not follow the rules, you face the consequences.

    Best of luck to all entrants, and happy voting.


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    HILLSBOROUGH UNCOVERED
    By Agatha Christie


    We are blameless, perfection to the hilt.
    We do nothing wrong, we are without guilt.

    We uphold the law, we know right from wrong.
    We are the police; correct all along.

    We're the law of the land. We know what's best.
    We crush lawbreakers and those who protest.

    We apprehend hooligans, warn the youth
    But someone's discovered.... we don't tell the truth!

    When fans died at football, many years back
    We covered our tracks, so we'd get no flak

    Graves poignant and still, bedecked with flowers
    We now must admit, the lies were all ours.
     
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    Cover Up
    By nomadpenguin


    She always liked a good
    conspiracy theory,
    a police cover up,
    a foreign assassination,
    and on particularly audacious days,
    even an alien abduction.

    Would she be delighted,
    or would she watch with
    the horrified attention that draws her
    to gruesome stories,
    if she found that I
    had conducted my own cover up,
    a private assassination,
    dragging my lifeless heart
    into the river after
    discovering that it had been
    abducted by her alien form?
     
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    Take Cover
    By Wolfwig


    Quiet now;
    Fattened stories will tame the
    Shock wave sentiment rippling wide with backlash
    Anger, frustration – pleas for
    Prompt redress.

    Have no fear,
    As forceful action secures
    Peaceful safeguards that promote social order,
    Rule of law unimpeded
    By the truth.

    Not the code
    Are we, but only keepers
    Sworn to fight and protect, defend, preserve, and
    Bury tarnishing traces
    Best left lost.
     
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    Why?
    By Darkkin


    Why does it happen...Why is the truth hidden away?
    Those sworn to uphold the law,
    In life and fiction, too...Break, giving in.
    Hiding the truth, hoping it will never see the day.
    Details slipped into files and tucked up tight.
    A soft voice saying, "You know this isn't right..."

    Ways around...and through...to hide it all away.
    Tough choices made, a veneer in place.
    But curiosity, that fateful human flaw...
    Tempts, teases...beckoning those who would give the truth its say.
    Out of the darkness into the light...
    The truth will find a way to win the fight.

    Why does it happen...Why do they hide the disgrace away?
    Debate and dissect the myriad of reasons.
    Dawn to dusk, until the cows have come and gone.
    The reason is simple, bare in its basic elemental way.
    Police, those sworn to uphold the truth are...human.
    Flawed, emotional, illogical...determined to protect their own come what may.
     
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