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A Crew Commander’s Lament

The Eland’s gears they whined and ground The radio hissed and spluttered With a dust-choked voice I gave command “HE Action – Loaded!” A stallion’s kick as the breechblock surged And the Demon’s shell struck home Rending flesh from bone

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Old Soldier

When you look at me young man, war medals on my chest, Do not mock me, nor make fun, nor say one word in jest; This cane I use constantly to assist my ailing stride, To hold my head up

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