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Charge Of The Light Brigade

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HALF a league, half a league,
Half a league onward,
All in the valley of Death
Rode the six hundred.
'Forward, the Light Brigade!
Charge for the guns! ' he said:
Into the valley of Death
Rode the six hundred.

'Forward, the Light Brigade! '
Was there a man dismay'd?
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David 29 April 2021
This actually reminds me of the anti war poem/song written and sung by Petula Clark: 'On The Path of Glory'.
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Joe DiMino 29 July 2020
" Light" by Joe DiMino How alive the light appears- bending with the water- sliding from points of crests; making one wonder if light is only above or somewhere in depth of sea a spirit spark swells until it can do but one thing-surface! This is not morning sun rising; or moon or starlight tempting one to dream- it is the light that men follow... even onto the cross...
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Chinedu Dike 09 November 2019
A piece of great elegance. An awesome work of art.
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Anthony F Cassa 18 August 2019
I believe our American soldier could rise to the challenge
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Paul Amrod 09 July 2019
This poem excellently displays the hideousness of war and the uselessness of savagery.
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Christian 02 July 2019
YOU'LL TAKE MY LIFE BUT I'LLTAKE YOURS TOO YOU'LL FIRE MUSKET BUT I'LL RUN YOU THROUGH SO WHEN YOU'RE WAITING FOR THE NEXT ATTACK YOU'D BETTER STAND THERE'S NO TURNING BACK
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DLMSTL 24 April 2019
It was the same warrior mentality that the Spartans had at Thermopylae. Real Texans will always cherish the battle cry.....'Remember the Alamo'! You either have it or you don't.
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Savita Tyagi 15 April 2019
Governments just love the ones who do not reason, do not ask questions! May be there would be less wars if someone will stand up and ask some question.
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Paul Amrod 09 July 2019
Thank you Savita. I feel exactly the same sentiments.
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Eva Lathim 04 March 2019
this is one of the poems that inspired me to start to write my own war peom
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Tom Palmer 13 September 2018
When I read this I thought about World War I and the Battle of the Somme, as well as other pointless acts of heroism that occurred in that war. When I was in the army from 1977-81 I understood that it was possible that some day I might have to give my life for my country, but I did have reservations about dying because of pointless stupidity. If I was going to face certain death because of a stupid blunder I believe I would make reply.
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joghn 10 January 2019
When I read this I thought about World War I and the Battle of the Somme, as well as other pointless acts of heroism that occurred in that war. When I was in the army from 1977-81 I understood that it was possible that some day I might have to give my life for my country, but I did have reservations about dying because of pointless stupidity. If I was going to face certain death because of a stupid blunder I believe I would make reply
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