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π“π‘πž 𝐀𝐫𝐦𝐲 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐑𝐞 π‘πžπ­π’π«πžπ

They are the only army that will fight.
(The regulars have mostly gone to ground.)
The only soldiers who will stand for right β€”
Their shackled comrades dare not make a sound.
The regulars are silenced β€” gagged and bound,
Intimidated β€” forced down on their knees.
No more are they for bravery renowned;
They have their orders β€” run, retreat, appease.
They are the victims of the new disease β€”
They are afflicted by postmodern germs.
With heads bowed low, pale platitudes they wheeze.
But those who’ve served are free to state their terms:
They won’t be silenced by the baying mobs.
They’ll fight with words. (They don’t fear for their jobs.)

β€” D.N. O’Brien