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Storied

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You know

The living parable

It actually happened

When soldiers

Were given leave

To drink

From a nearby stream

And some lay down

Their weapons

While prostrate

Lapped the water

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These were sent home

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Some knelt

By the water

Clutching weapons in one hand

While with the other

Reaching down to cup the water

Sipped while keeping watch

Around

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These were kept

For the coming battle

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I often think of this

From Sunday School

And cup the water

When I can

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