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    WE WERE SOLDIERS

    Should we carry guns close to our bedsides?
    Should we hold grenades even at meal times?
    Why do we always have to live in fear?
    Yet all you brought to us was unprepared battles

    I saw a wagon pull up before us
    They emerged and fear gripped our guts
    Before any could make a run
    Men of valour were lying cold on the ground

    Watching my brothers on the sand
    I could neither cry nor laugh
    We were taught to be strong
    But a song crept out of my heart
    We were soldiers!! We were soldiers!!
    Rest well brothers of valour

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