I will never forget that battle The air was saturated with death From the sky like silent rain Stars were falling One more star had fallen and I made a wish To stay alive after the battle So, my life was rashly linked To a silly star I decided the danger was over I was happy to avoid it When a stray star fell from the sky Right into my heart They said we need that height Spare no cartridges Over there second star falls Right onto your shoulders Stars in the sky like fish in the sea More than enough If I were not killed I would have one too, A Star of a Hero Id like to give that Star to my son Just to remember A star in the sky is hanging in vain No place for landing.
Alex Sokolov. Translation, 2011