4. Brothers-in-arms - by Tanaqui
As in birth, so in death: they lie together.
As in life, so in death: they guard our border.
Water washes the walls of their last home; and all rivers must flow to the sea. None can make the current run uphill. Yet a chance-dropped pebble may change the course of a stream forever.
Oh happy hour that brought their forefathers to our aid! We gave land to a people who lacked it. They gave sons to a land that had need of men.
We sing of their valour at the river crossing in two tongues, yet with one heart.
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