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The poem is a series of rhetorical questions posed to a soldier that, apparently, has lost his legs, his sight, and his dreams (or you could read it as three different soldiers who suffer these afflictions). We learn that he can no longer do they things he used to be able to do (like hunt), and that nobody around him really seems to care (people come in and eat and pay not attention; others realize he is a soldier and don't "worry a bit").