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A Plan For The Future

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A Plan For The Future
by ©Richard Budig 1999

Rally round the fire, boys.
Toss in a scrap or two.
The old code books,
and the cipher manual,
that one laying there.
Donít need Ďem anymore.
Last shotís been fired.
The armisticeís signed.
the ammoís been blown,
the turrets are empty,
and the boys are going home.
And as the old books
hissed in the roaring flames,
a slight little man
begged a scrap of paper
from a sooty soldier
at the edge of the fire.
Whatíre you writing?
asked the tired soldier.
Nothing . . . nothing much,
replied the slim man
with eyes brighter than fire.
But the soldier persisted
until the thin one replied,
itís not much. Just a plan,
a plan for the future.
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