The Badge – a Poem About Mayberry

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This poem was inspired by Sheriff Andy Taylor on the 1960s television program “The Andy Griffith Show.” Sheriff Taylor, unlike Debuty Barney Fife, chose not to carry a gun but used his badge and his personal authority instead.

The Badge

He chose the badge above the gun
And to the badge held true.
He put the badge above himself,
A life of service knew.
The badge came to define the man;
But whether on or off,
The man embodied all its worth –
The badge just pinned to cloth.

He held the town above his needs,
His son above the rest.
He followed what the “Good Book” taught
And sought to do his best.
He did his job, not by the book,
But what was in his heart.
Fair justice dealt with mercy’s hand
Earned him the town’s regard.

From The Mayberry Poem – A Tribute to Mayberry

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This poem is copyrighted and is NOT available for copying. Please do not copy this poem to websites, forums, groups, blogs, Facebook or elsewhere.

This poem is copyrighted and is NOT available for copying. Please do not copy this poem to websites, forums, groups, blogs, Facebook or elsewhere.

This poem is copyrighted and is NOT available for copying. Please do not copy this poem to websites, forums, groups, blogs, Facebook or elsewhere.

This poem is copyrighted and is NOT available for copying. Please do not copy this poem to websites, forums, groups, blogs, Facebook or elsewhere.

This poem is copyrighted and is NOT available for copying. Please do not copy this poem to websites, forums, groups, blogs, Facebook or elsewhere.

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