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Appease on your knees, Will never get peace!

Long history had taught us.
From very early on,
Appeasing an aggressor,
Will sink you like a stone.

And be they hordes of Mongols,
or brown shirts of Reich,
Misguided who surrendered,
From thenceforth did not rise.

And prudent choice it wasn't,
Fear made them bend the knee.
Forgiveness was not offered,
But only killing spree.

Those foolish, fearful cowards,
Who do not stand and fight,
Submissive, meek, what have you,
Their enemies shall smite!
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Submitted by RosenkrantzA on June 12, 2020

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