The Great War

from More Songs By the Fighting Men, an electronic edition

Life

LILT of a child's gay laughter,

Cry of a soul in pain.

Sunshine awhile, and after

Rain.

Day and the zest of living.

Dusk and the dark's release;

After the hour of striving

Peace.

After the conflict's flurry,

Silence serene and deep;

After the stress and hurry

Sleep.