𝐂𝐨𝐧𝐟𝐢𝐧𝐞𝐝 𝐎𝐥𝐝 𝐂𝐨𝐝𝐠𝐞𝐫 𝐂𝐨𝐮𝐩𝐥𝐞𝐭𝐬
The old man has seen plagues and war,
But not such foolishness before.
He stares out from his lonely cave,
And thinks the Swedes are rather brave.
He’d take his chances — stand and fight,
But that no longer is his right.
They say they wish to keep him well.
He’d tell them all to go to Hell.
Old friends and places he’ll not see,
If he dies in captivity.
— D.N. O’Brien