Christina A. Sharik


Men Wanted for the ArmySee all the posters, printed and passed
to all the young men, who have yet to be gassed;
Send us your Men, the posters request:
War will be glorious, so send us your best!

The Army needs Men, from country and town –
strong men who’ll fight and not let us down.
Strong men and bright men, like little tin toys
set on a game board; Send me your boys!

See all the mothers standing, watching with fear,
mixed with some pride, as they weep a sad tear;
they will wait for the train to bear dear sons away –
The Army needs men! There’s no more to say.