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Quack Quack
An Irish Airman Foresees his Death
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Quack Quack

It's a duck I think.

Hang on let's not jump to conclusions let's get some of the expert consultants to have a look.

Expert 1
Well we've concluded our analysis and it definitely falls within the colour spectrum of a duck but we'd need more time.

Expert 2
We've copied all the animal sounds in the world and this one has a distinctive quack so we think it might be a bird.

Expert 3
The floatability table that we've built suggests that the animal does get wet when it lands in water.

Expert 4
Too early to call but we think it's a rat.

Moral of the story. If you know it's a duck just call it a duck. Be brave and stop second guessing yourself.

An Irish Airman Foresees his Death

I ran across a poem the other day by WB Yeats.

Now every Irish person knows a few poems by Yeats as they were beaten into us at school.

This poem wasn't on the syllabus so here it is: 

An Irish Airman Foresees his Death

I know that I shall meet my fate  
Somewhere among the clouds above;  
Those that I fight I do not hate  
Those that I guard I do not love;  
My country is Kiltartan Cross,
My countrymen Kiltartan’s poor,  
No likely end could bring them loss  
Or leave them happier than before.  
Nor law, nor duty bade me fight,  
Nor public man, nor cheering crowds,
A lonely impulse of delight  
Drove to this tumult in the clouds;  
I balanced all, brought all to mind,  
The years to come seemed waste of breath,  
A waste of breath the years behind
In balance with this life, this death

The poor feller. He knows his time is short. He's probably young and fit and he's probably lost a few mates already. He knows he'll go without any fanfare yet he's still going to do his duty. Maybe just maybe the next time you're on the cusp of whinging about something minor, spare a though for this feller.

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