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Shameful Parasites on the Public

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Shameful Parasites on the Public

Shameful Parasites On the Public

By Elton Camp

Here is what this write is intended to do
It’s an indictment, not of most, but of few

Law enforcement has people of integrity
Who protectors of the public try to be

Most every community will have some
Who are ignorant, rude and greedy scum

Police work is a last-resort job they take
To give them a paid, extended coffee break

They delight to hide behind a sign or tree
So that passing motorists are unable to see

There, well concealed, they will park
Until they see one who’s an easy mark

Young, elderly, Hispanic or black
Siren wailing, they’re on the track

Though the fine is their actual game
The public’s safety is their bogus claim

It’s in a speed trap that they’ve laid
To keep their own salary well paid

Of many small town, motorists beware 
For cops like this may be lurking there

In such a place, never spend a dime
They use cops who are stinking slime

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  1. Date: 4/28/2013 8:59:00 PM
    They're more effective when visible. With cops all over the show we're more likely to toe the line. Nice one, Elton. :)

    Camp Avatar Elton Camp
    Date: 4/29/2013 6:33:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Here in Alabama, the highway patrol has started widespread use of unmarked cars that bear no resemblance to police vehicles. That, I think, is very wrong when used for general enforcement of traffic laws. It would be reasonable for undercover work to catch serious criminals. Imagine being stopped by some man in a black SUV with nothing but portable blue flashing lights slapped on the dashboard!
  1. Date: 4/28/2013 12:07:00 PM
    Very nice poem. Really enjoyed. Nice to read a piece that says how I feel.

    Camp Avatar Elton Camp
    Date: 4/28/2013 12:12:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    There is a town that does this just five miles from our house! Thanks for reading and commenting. Elton