The Great War

from Poems of the Great War, an electronic edition

Her Prayer -- for Him

I do not ask that he may never yield

When fighting on the foam or on the field,

Since this I know: --

Where'er his country calls my man will go.

I only pray

That while he is away

You guard and guide him day by day!

And give me strength to tend his little ones

Until he comes.

On land or sea, --

Wherever he may be,

God, kiss my man for me!