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Put a Blue Light in Your Window

by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Posted: December 27, 2009

Honoring those officers killed in the line of duty…

Put a blue light in your window
for those officers in blue
who were ambushed without warning.
It's the least that we can do.

It's a way of showing honor
to their families who are left
who must face the coming season
feeling lost, alone, bereft.

On these silent nights of sorrow
as we take time to be still
that blue light in the window
will recall those who were killed.

Each, with uniform allegiance
to the force they proudly served,
died committed to our safety
and the laws they helped preserve.

So... to the green and red of Christmas
let us add the color blue.
It will say to those now fallen
we will never forget you.

* In 2009 nearly two hundred law enforcement officers were killed nationwide in the line of duty (including five officers in the Seattle area where the poet lives).


Greg Asimakoupoulos (pronounced AWESOME-uh-COPE-uh-less) is an ordained minister, published author and a freelance news reporter with the Salem Radio Network.   Greg maintains a weekly column called Rhymes and Reasons on The Partial Observer,  which he graciously provides to SeniorLifestyle.

Greg's writings have now been assembled in book form. Find out more.

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Posted: December 27, 2009

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