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A German soldier death card

The shot and shell falls down And the soldiers hugs the ground They call to one another clear Are you safe now the battle’s near But one lies on his back quite still A bullet has struck and it kills He takes his last breath and sigh A German soldier for the Fuhrer dies At home parents hear their dreaded story Their son has died where is the glory The Nazi state sends out a card To temper their grief is so hard Written on the card is a Christian cross With the Nazi swastika in the centre embossed And a prayer to the Lord is written The family has made a sacrifice so smitten I wonder how could they use a cross and a prayer When they murdered millions without a care For a Nazi organisation in the Second World War And ask God for guidance, love and more. © Paul Warren Poetry

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