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Ezekiel J. Krahlin.

Ezekiel J. Krahlin

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This poem is dedicated to that classic tidbit of the jaded soldier:

"Some Thracian now enjoys my blameless shield,
which I unwillingly left beside a bush.
But I was saved; what do I care about that shield?
Let it go, I'll get another no worse."

    - Archilocus, 7th Century BC