Here dead lie we because we did not choose by AE Houseman

Here dead lie we because we did not chooseTo live and shame the land from which we sprung.Life, to be sure, is nothing much to lose;But young men think it is, and we were young. Poet: Alfred Edward HousmanBorn: 26 March 1865, Bromsgrove, EnglandEnglishDied: 30 April 1936, Cambridge, England AE Houseman