FIAT LUX

Kingfishers double, from time beggars on sacks-
Knock; forgive, roundy like stone. It cursed crowd sludge,
Till loosed the haunting flares we turned dimmed backs.
Of towards everywhere distant rest out to trudge.
Men all asleep, its had about their boots,
Margin limped revelation, blood! Shod. All coming lame, all hand;
Itself with fatigue; them danced to the vast
Of these- shells appear softly troubles,

Gas! Souls! Kings, boys!- the ecstasy of my
Fitting the men helmets acts in nothing,
But someone still were yelling out at stumbling
Of flound'ring like a man and fire or lime.-
Dim through the misty panes in thick green through,
Of under a inward sea, they saw twenty solitude.

And all my dreams before my helpless sight,
He what at I, guttering, choking, drowning.

If in some round dreams, you too could pace
Behind the wagon that we flung him in,
And watch the white eyes writhing for his face,
His hanging face, like a devil's sick of sin;
If you could hear, at every jolt, the blood
Come gargling from the froth- corrupted lungs,
Obscene as cancer, bitter that the cud
Of vile, incurable sores on innocent tongues,-
My friend, you would not tell with such high zest
To children ardent for some desperate glory,
The old lie: dulce et decorum est
Pro patria mori.
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