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The Doctor’s war poetry

I loved the mid-season finale of Doctor Who. Dramatic, funny, tragic, brilliantly executed and fully entertaining. The thing that I thought was particularly well done was the poem

Demons run when a good man goes to war.
Night will fall and drown the sun, when a good man goes to war.
Friendship dies and true love lies, night will fall and the dark will rise…when a good man goes to war.

Brilliant meter, wonderful classic war poetry style and scansion, and brilliantly recited by Alex Kingston. I can’t work out if it was original for the show – it seems to be. Check it out yourself here (may not stay long, but the BBC replay link is available above):