Cop's song by © Ted L. Glines

What I am, what I was, what I will be,

what will be the next bloody thrill be ?

A robber, a cop, a saint, or a whore ?

what will I find when I open your door ?

Song ?

Who will I meet who will sing me a song,

just a whispering song where i belong,

like a lullaby to sing me to rest,

where I can feel good in a warm little nest.

Here comes the call, they're calling my name,

another chance for death and fame,

so loosen the gun and forget about fright

and the siren will sing my song tonight.

 Ted L Glines has been writing since 1965, mostly rhyming verse and song lyrics, along with some free verse and prose. In the beginning years, most of his works were activist oriented and connected to the "freedom of speech" movement, with many poems published in college literary magazines and the "underground" free press (Village Voice, etc.). Having somewhat mellowed out in later years, Ted's works now lean more toward entertainment and humor. Major influences have been Edgar Allan Poe, Jack London, Patty Burkeen, Silvia Plath, Gilbert O'Sullivan, Wendy Baral Cooper, Shakespeare, H. P. Lovecraft, and Paul Simon. Currently residing in rural east Texas after escaping the battleground of southern California. Peace is good.