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Walter Childress's Newly Released "Once a Policeman: Anthology of Philosophical Poetry" Is a Unique Work of Contemplation from the Front Lines of Law Enforcement

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Walter Childress's Newly Released "Once a Policeman: Anthology of Philosophical Poetry" Is a Unique Work of Contemplation from the Front Lines of Law Enforcement

"Once a Policeman: Anthology of Philosophical Poetry" from Christian Faith Publishing author Walter Childress is a thought-provoking collection of verse from a former police officer and self-styled everyman philosopher who discovered how much his job demanded contemplation, which he expressed in poetry over the years and now collects, touching on everything from family to faith and politicians, the human condition, and notions of knowledge and freedom.

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MEADVILLE, Pa., July 20, 2018 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- "Once a Policeman: Anthology of Philosophical Poetry": a striking collection of verse and prose-poetry. "Once a Policeman: Anthology of Philosophical Poetry" is the creation of published author Walter Childress, a retired policeman from Arkansas who began his career in the US Air Force and the Memphis Police Department and finally the LA County Sheriff's Department in Southern California, where he settles now as a happily married father and grandfather.

Childress writes in the piece entitled "Hopeful, Big Thoughts from a Small Town":
"True when we left there we really hadn't been around.
Some might call it just a community or a wide spot in the road. We called it our town.
We didn't think of it as small, at first, that would have been to put ourselves down.
And there's never a good place for that anywhere; certainly not in our town.
It wasn't so much as what it gave to us, as how we affected each other.
Not like the big cities where there's a lot to see on top, but mostly empty under its covers.
Any place or thing that gives more than it takes away, Makes an abundant crop of fond memories that can be harvested every day.
Our little rural agriculture town was as fertile as the surrounding crops.
It was a unique time and place, so peaceful we didn't even have cops.
We kids would not have understood that fact as being absurd.
Cops? (There were no TVs.) Honestly, we would not even have known the word!
Years later we see it was a root system of oaks; good folks in their abodes."

Published by Christian Faith Publishing, Walter Childress's new book offers an astonishing vantage point of life from an underappreciated, misunderstood sector of civil service—that of a law enforcement officer who realizes he is, for all intents and purposes, a representative and not the law itself.

Fraught with insight and nostalgia, Childress counts his blessings and delivers firsthand lessons from the real-life academy of hard knocks.

View a synopsis of "Once a Policeman: Anthology of Philosophical Poetry" on YouTube.

Consumers can purchase"Once a Policeman: Anthology of Philosophical Poetry" at traditional brick & mortar bookstores, or online at Amazon.com, Apple iTunes store, or Barnes and Noble.

For additional information or inquiries about "Once a Policeman: Anthology of Philosophical Poetry", contact the Christian Faith Publishing media department at 866-554-0919.

 

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