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The tree-trunk brought him solace a place to rest his hand

The tree trunk brought him solace

The tree-trunk brought him solace

a place to rest his hand

the man more Irish than his whiskey

was not long for this land

and his bayonet and musket –

ingrained in him that day

on the ground called Little Round Top

lay with him, bleeding, as he’d say;

we fight for that man Chamberlain

(manly was his speech)

with majesty and guile

eye to eye, he cried, beseeched;

do it for me this day m’lad

fight for honour ‘cos you can

do it for me this day m’lad

this day become a man

their eyes pierced each others,

(so sincere)

as Chamberlain implored;

my men are angels, pure angels

great deeds they’ll do, be sure

his Irish friend spoke one last time –

they’re Killer Angels, barely read

they’ve got that killer instinct, Sir

they’ll fight until they’re dead

they’ll hold that hill

with guts and will

you’ll lead them ‘til they’ve bled

their soul will sing

the devil’s dance

the mainstay of the band

as Chamberlain reached out, so dear –

reached out, and held his hand

you may be gone my dearest chum

but in my heart you live

and strive to be the essence, we

of courage found within

I’m with you, Sir, I’m by your side

though from backgrounds, so severe

go forth and hold –

be brave and bold

away your Angels’ fear

you will return to Bowdoin, Maine

and live a life of large

and as you do

(may God be true)

and war be far apart

yet reflect – on boys to men –

for their mother’s, they shall weep

fight your good fight

and in the dark of night

think of me – now sound asleep. ---------

Footnote: this poem is based on the only fictitious character, Buster Kilrain, in the movie, Gettysburg (1993), written and directed by Robert F Maxwell, and the novel, The Killer Angels (1974),

by Michael Shaara.

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