The Soldier

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He is that fallen lance that lies as hurled,
That lies unlifted now, come dew, come rust,
But still lies pointed as it ploughed the dust.
If we who sight along it round the world,
See nothing worthy to have been its mark,
It is because like men we look too near,
Forgetting that as fitted to the sphere,
Our missiles always make too short an arc.
They fall, they rip the grass, they intersect
The curve of earth, and striking, break their own;
They make us cringe for metal-point on stone.
But this we know, the obstacle that checked
And tripped the body, shot the spirit on
Further than target ever showed or shone.
Friday, January 3, 2003
Topic(s) of this poem: soldier
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COMMENTS
Naveen 22 July 2018
So many in understandable worda
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Burt Geraldson 11 February 2014
jk its stup. out da club forev
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Burt Geraldson 11 February 2014
it aint stup nooooooooooooooone
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Burt Geraldson 11 February 2014
i lik dis poum bcuz its gud n stuf cuz its gud. it hez gud werds nd da linz r str8
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