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When Henry Rallied Troops for One Last Stand
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 14.2316  Tuesday, 9 December 2003

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Date:           Monday, 8 Dec 2003 15:27:41 -0800 (PST)
Subject:        When Henry Rallied Troops for One Last Stand

When Henry rallied troops for one last stand
Evoking honor calling God to heel
Who really won I think the Dead Fat Man
Whose only wish was one more merry meal
In what does loss or victory consist
Why victory is life devoid of lies
Defeat's the denouement no lie can twist
No matter how hard anybody tries
The borders of the Bard's mind now we reach
Beyond he and the Carpenter walk free
Past where old faiths lie spent on Dover Beach
I think I hear them singing let it be
And in such odd convergences begin
To win the war that always was within

-- Stephen Rose

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