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1

He knows his fate

I know that I shall meet my fate

2

Hes not doing it bc he hates the enemy or loves who hes fighting for

Those that I fight I do note hate, those that I guard I do not love

3

Duty or law didnt make him fight

Nor law, nor duty bade me fight

4

Fame didnt make him fight either

Nor public men, nor cheering crowds

5

What made him fight was impulse and delightment/Or he is saying he is lonely in the cockpit

A lonely impulse of delight

6

He thought about everything before coming to his decision

I balanced all, brought all to mind

7

The years coming up seemed like a waste

The years to come seemed waste of breath

8

The past seemed meaningless/a waste also

years behind

9

Hes balancing life and death/Flying is what gives him a rush in his meaningless life

In balance with this life, this death.

10

theme

escape
religion
values/ideals
changing times