A young man has no fear
He looks thru eyes of invincibility
He points his rifle and the enemy falls
They have no faces, no names
He is right
For he will always win the fight
A young man can not be hurt
Till he is hurt
Then he is an old man
All within a few seconds
The young man changes
A old man has fear
For life is important
The dead have names and faces
They visit the old man's sleep
There souls are his to keep
A young man dies in battle
An old man awakens

By Donal Campbell

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