by George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950)

I am a soldier
Language: English 
I am a soldier. 
I will never take a husband. 
I do not want to be thought of as a woman. 
I will not dress as a woman. 
I do not care for the things women care for. 
They dream of lovers and money. 
I dream of leading a charge, and of placing the big guns. 
I am not a daredevil:  I am a servant of God. 
My sword is sacred and I may not strike a blow with it. 
My heart is full of courage, not of anger.

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This text was added to the website: 2019-02-16
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Word count: 89