Leon Gellert

The Cross

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"I wear a cross of bronze," he said,
"and men have told me I was brave."
He turned his head,
And pointing to a grave,
"they told me that my work of war was done."
His fierce mouth set.
"and yet, and yet....."
he trembled where he stood,
"and yet, and yet".....
I have not won
That broken cross of wood.

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