Christina A. Sharik

WWI WOUNDED

WWI Wounded French Soldier
WWI Wounded French Soldier
Who are you, son?
What is your name?

My, such a shame,
He won’t be the same.

Where am I, nurse?
And who on earth am I?

Where is my friend?
Is he here? Did he die?

Rest, now, my dear
and I will sit here
and we two will wait
for your memory to clear

You’ll be just fine
Just wait and see ~
Tomorrow, you can sit
‘neath the sheltering tree…

Somewhere in England,
a mother must wait
for the casualty lists,
to learn of his fate.

Somewhere in France,
a young soldier dreams
while a nurse stands her watch
and a gray seagull screams.