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I am the Archduke with his chest full of lead
in Sarajevo.

I am the Emperor who sends men in vain
for the Archduke with his chest full of lead
in Sarajevo.

I am the Tsar with ancient bonds
who fights the Emperor who sends men
in vain
for the Archduke with his chest full of lead
in Sarajevo.

I am the Kaiser in a sacred alliance
who attacks the Tsar with ancient bonds
who fights the Emperor who sends men
in vain
for the Archduke with his chest full of lead
in Sarajevo.

I am the Kings who wage war against
the Kaiser in a sacred alliance
who attacks the Tsar with ancient bonds
who fights the Emperor who sends men in vain
for the Archduke with his chest full of lead
in Sarajevo.

The continent, of which I am each part, moves on
toward a bloody war, for I am the people too
who bury their dead
in every town in Europe
wailing
What's this? What's this?

This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.





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