Christina A. Sharik

LEAVING FOR THE FRONT

Troops leaving England for the Front, 1915
Troops leaving England for the Front, 1915
I’m leaving for the Front, my dear,
and I don’t know your name!
Let me kiss your cheek, my dear,
I may never be the same –
I may not ever see you
or England’s shore again
So kiss me, my unknown one,
Until – I don’t know when.
I’m leaving for the Front, my dear,
I don’t know what I’ll see
So kiss me gently, dear one,
And say a prayer for me.