by Alfred Edward Housman (1859 - 1936)

Here dead we lie because we did not...
Language: English 
Here dead we lie because we did not choose
  To live and shame the land from which we sprung.
Life, to be sure, is nothing much to lose,
  But young men think it is, and we were young.

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This text was added to the website: 2008-07-12
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