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First Line: I killed them, but they would not die
Last Line: But now I call him dirty louse.
Subject(s): Soldiers' Writings; World War I; First World War


I killed them, but they would not die.
Yea, all the day and all the night
For them I could not rest nor sleep,
Nor guard from them nor hide in flight!

Then In my agony I turned
And made my hands red in their gore.
In vain -- for faster than I slew
They rose more cruel than before.

I killed and killed with slaughter mad;
I killed till all my strength was gone;
And still they rose to torture me,
For Devils only die for fun.

I used to think the Devil hid
In women's smiles and wine's carouse;
I called him Satan, Balzebub;
But now I call him dirty louse.






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