The Irony of Heroism

The sergeant didn’t save the baby

from the burning building.

His partner did, but irony or ironies,

the partner was under cover

and couldn’t show his face.

So, the one who didn’t save

the baby had to sacrifice himself,

do the honorable thing and be

heralded as the hero. How hard

must it have been to stand

on the podium in front of all those

fellow cops and an adoring

public not to mention going home

to a wife with a whole new

revitalized, energized libido for

that hero husband?

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