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THE WAR POETRY WEBSITE  -  HERE DEAD WE LIE  - The poem by A E Housman

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.

A E Housman

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