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Enjoy. Just want to share this.

The Charge of the Light Brigade

By Alfred, Lord Tennyson

I 

Half a league, half a league, 

Half a league onward, 

All in the valley of Death 

   Rode the six hundred. 

“Forward, the Light Brigade! 

Charge for the guns!” he said. 

Into the valley of Death 

   Rode the six hundred. 

II 

“Forward, the Light Brigade!” 

Was there a man dismayed? 

Not though the soldier knew 

   Someone had blundered. 

   Theirs not to make reply, 

   Theirs not to reason why, 

   Theirs but to do and die. 

   Into the valley of Death 

   Rode the six hundred. 

III 

Cannon to right of them, 

Cannon to left of them, 

Cannon in front of them 

   Volleyed and thundered; 

Stormed at with shot and shell, 

Boldly they rode and well, 

Into the jaws of Death, 

Into the mouth of hell 

   Rode the six hundred. 

IV 

Flashed all their sabres bare, 

Flashed as they turned in air 

Sabring the gunners there, 

Charging an army, while 

   All the world wondered. 

Plunged in the battery-smoke 

Right through the line they broke; 

Cossack and Russian 

Reeled from the sabre stroke 

   Shattered and sundered. 

Then they rode back, but not 

   Not the six hundred. 

V 

Cannon to right of them, 

Cannon to left of them, 

Cannon behind them 

   Volleyed and thundered; 

Stormed at with shot and shell, 

While horse and hero fell. 

They that had fought so well 

Came through the jaws of Death, 

Back from the mouth of hell, 

All that was left of them, 

   Left of six hundred. 

VI 

When can their glory fade? 

O the wild charge they made! 

   All the world wondered. 

Honour the charge they made! 

Honour the Light Brigade, 

   Noble six hundred!

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I love this poem. Really inspiring.

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xIO_VAPEG0D_OIx    766

We are not now that strength which in old days 

Moved earth and heaven, that which we are, we are; 

One equal temper of heroic hearts, 

Made weak by time and fate, but strong in will 

To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield.

I prefer Ulysses.

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THE BOYS OF THE LIGHT BRIGADE!

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Rolle    2473

I love that one. I first heard it in some movie, I can't remember what the title was though. I immediately Googled the text after watching it.

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I love that one. I first heard it in some movie, I can't remember what the title was though. I immediately Googled the text after watching it.

It was in the blind side, mightve been that.

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Rolle    2473

I love that one. I first heard it in some movie, I can't remember what the title was though. I immediately Googled the text after watching it.

It was in the blind side, mightve been that.

Now I remember, it was in Fresh Prince :D Not exactly a movie but... 

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I love that one. I first heard it in some movie, I can't remember what the title was though. I immediately Googled the text after watching it.

OmFG we just agreed on something. Someone fucking screenshot this......QUICK!

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I love that one. I first heard it in some movie, I can't remember what the title was though. I immediately Googled the text after watching it.

OmFG we just agreed on something. Someone fucking screenshot this......QUICK!

done, will bring back up in six months when you're at each other's throats :troll:

enjoyed the poem btw, a nice change of pace

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I love that one. I first heard it in some movie, I can't remember what the title was though. I immediately Googled the text after watching it.

OmFG we just agreed on something. Someone fucking screenshot this......QUICK!

done, will bring back up in six months when you're at each other's throats :troll:

enjoyed the poem btw, a nice change of pace

Oh no..within the hour. *ponders his next great thread*

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Undead    249

O7 Thumper. I look forwards to your next amazing thread.

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