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Courage

Written by: Robert William Service | Biography
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 In the shadow of the grave
 I will be brave;
I'll smile,--I know I will
 E'er I be still;
Because I will not smile
 So long a while.

But I'll be sad, I fear,
 And shed a tear,
For those I love and leave
 My loss to grieve:
'Tis just their grief I'll grieve,
 Believe, believe.

Not for myself I care
 As forth I fare;
But for those left behind
 Wae is my mind
Knowing how they will miss
 My careless kiss.

Oh I'll be brave when I
 Shall come to die;
With courage I will quaff
 The Cup and laugh,
Aye, even mock at Death
 With failing breath.

It is not those who go
 Who suffer woe;
But stricken ones who bide
 By cold bedside:
God comfort you who keep
 Watch by my sleep!



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