Veterans of Wars Unjust or Just

Music: Art of the Fugue, Contrapunctus 1.
By J.S. Bach. Sequencer unknown.
Modified by David Grossman.

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Veterans of wars unjust or just
Equally deserve consideration,
Their anger, hatred, fear, and livid lust
Equally in service to their nation.
Remember that the battlefield remains
A place where murder is one's daily duty.
Nor can one be so brutal without stains
Seeping into one's one well of beauty.
Do, then, pay them homage due, for they
Are heroes, though their bitter battles may
Yield nothing but their bitterness for booty.

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