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As I Lay With My Head in Your Lap, Camerado.

Part of the cluster LEAVES OF GRASS.

As I Lay with my Head in your Lap, Camerado.

As I lay with my head in your lap, Camerado, The confession I made I resume—what I said to you  
 and the open air I resume:
I know I am restless, and make others so; I know my words are weapons, full of danger, full of  
(Indeed I am myself the real soldier: It is not he, there, with his bayonet, and not the red- 
 striped artilleryman;)
For I confront peace, security, and all the settled laws,  
 to unsettle them;
I am more resolute because all have denied me, than I  
 could ever have been had all accepted me;
I heed not, and have never heeded, either experience,  
 cautions, majorities, nor ridicule;
And the threat of what is call'd hell is little or nothing  
 to me;
And the lure of what is call'd heaven is little or nothing  
 to me;
…Dear camerado! I confess I have urged you onward  
 with me, and still urge you, without the least  
 idea what is our destination,
Or whether we shall be victorious, or utterly quell'd and  

Part of the cluster LEAVES OF GRASS.

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