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Soldaten

Hans Christian Andersen 1805 (Odense) – 1875 (Copenhagen)

Med dæmpede Hvirvler Trommerne gaa,
ak, skal vi dog aldrig til Stedet naa,
at han kan faa Ro i sin Kiste?
Jeg tror mit Hjerte vil briste!
 
Jeg havde i Verden en eneste Ven!
Ham er det man bringer til Døden hen
med klingende Spil gennem Gaden,
og jeg er med i Paraden!
 
For sidste Gang skuer han nu Guds Sol,
nu sidder han alt paa Dødens Stol,
de binde ham fast til Pælen!
Forbarm dig, Gud, over Sjælen!
 
Paa en Gang sigte de alle ni.
De otte skyde jo rent forbi,
de rysted paa Haanden af Smerte,
kun jeg traf ham midt i hans Hjerte!

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Submitted on May 13, 2011

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Hans Christian Andersen

Hans Christian Andersen was a Danish author and poet. more…

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