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Arithmetic On The Frontier

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A great and glorious thing it is
To learn, for seven years or so,
The Lord knows what of that and this,
Ere reckoned fit to face the foe --
The flying bullet down the Pass,
That whistles clear: "All flesh is grass."

Three hundred pounds per annum spent
On making brain and body meeter
For all the murderous intent

Comprised in "villanous saltpetre!"
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Brian Jani 28 April 2014

You surely know how to wrote, I like each and every poem of yours

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Mark Schulte 25 June 2006

This was relevant in Vietnam. It is also relevant in Iraq. Our govt learned the arithmatic and now has volunteer army army and fights battles with technology that lowers casualties. Alas, however, in a police operation like we are now doing in Iraq, the arithmetic becomes relevant again.

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