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THE SPEAR, by            
First Line: My tawny spear is hoar of head
Last Line: Lifeblood from the welling breast.
Alternate Author Name(s): Abu Zakariya


My tawny spear is hoar of head
With the dust of battle shed;
Hoary age succeeds in truth
To the verdant bloom of youth.

I reach it out toward my foes
And into their hearts it goes;
Like a rope it sinks, to wrest
Lifeblood from the welling breast.





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