DURING THE MINERS STRIKE: 1984-1985! (A Snapshot Work)

During The Miners Strike
I with others were picketing
Our pit
Were just well walking about
Baiting the cops
We went forwould - cops came on
Towards us - We'd retreat!
During a brake - in all of that
I got to talking to a young copper
He were not happy - not happy at all!
'' I did not become a copper - to stop
What you are doing - on strike to keep your jobs! ''
I said to him: '' Would you defy - orders to arrest me? ''
'' when you know I broken no law? ''
He went quiet - then he said: '' No! ''
I respected his honesty - we shook hands - went about our day!

In my mind I remembered - German solders saying - in books:

'' I was only obeying orders! '' - Makes you think dont it!

ken d williams

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Written on 2018-06-25 at 12:40

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Ashe The PoetBay support member heart!
A soldier's mind (or policeman these days who are trained more like soldiers) is to obey the orders of their Commander in Chief, not to think or make any decisions on their own. I understand the need for this in war, but police should not the trained the same way. Their motto: "Ever Vigilant To Serve and Protect." seems to go against that, in my opinion.
Ashe
2018-06-25