Poetry

I can always stop a bullet

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I can always stop a bullet
That is meant for someone else
That’s what I told the Sergeant
At the recruiting office
You’re too old said he
Go home, old man,
Sit by your fire
And think of us
No I said
I can always stop a bullet
That is meant for someone else

I mean to go and help the lads
The Sergeant said you will slow them down
Get in the way, stop the advance
But I said my life has run it’s course
Someone younger than I must survive
I can always stop a bullet
That is meant for someone else

I want to help a father live
To see his children grow
I have lived life to the full
Now it’s payback time
Alright the sergeant said, I’ll let you go
If suicide be your aim
You can always stop a bullet
That is meant for someone else!

Henry Dallimore

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