Official notice
Language: English 
Dear Death:
I got your message
That my son is dead.
The ink you used
To write it
Is the blood he bled.
You say he died with honor
On the battlefield,
And that I am honored, too,
By this bloody yield.
Your letter
Signed in blood,
With his blood
Is sealed. 


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Researcher for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator]

This text was added to the website: 2008-08-27
Line count: 14
Word count: 52