I am a speaker, an advocate.
I wonder if my nerves will get the best of me.
I hear a trumpet in the distance, proclaiming my victory.
I see the hand reaching out to me.
I am a professional.
I am talking to the jury.
I am to empower the victims.
I touch families souls as I talk.
I worry that if I do not speak, no one will.
I cry when the final bell tolls.
I am the law.
We cannot cease them all,
we are the truth, protecting youth.
I dream of a day with no manipulation.
I am the voice, of the weak, of the tortured.
One that can only dream of the freedom to be.
I am not wasting my time, nor yours.
I am a detective with SVU