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First Line: It is because you were my friend
Last Line: And be a man like other men.
Alternate Author Name(s): Anodos
Subject(s): Discontent; Friendship; Mankind; Dissatisfaction; Human Race


IT is because you were my friend,
I fought you as the devil fights.
Whatever fortune God may send,
For once I set the world to rights.

And that was when I thrust you down,
And stabbed you twice and twice again,
Because you dared take off your crown,
And be a man like other men.





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