Over Here

War Time Rhymes

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Author: Edgar A. Guest
Published: 1918
Language: English
Wordcount: 26,365 / 81 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 81.9
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 594
Added to site: 2005.09.03
mnybks.net#: 11660
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genres: Poetry, War

Mothers and fathers who have sons "over there" or in the camps will enjoy this new volume by Edgar A. Guest, and will find in its warmly human pages a heartening message of courage, hope and good cheer for the trying days that lie ahead.

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For those who have no boys to go.

Mothers and Wives

Mothers and wives, 'tis the call to arms
That the bugler yonder prepares to sound;
We stand on the brink of war's alarms
And your men may lie on a blood-stained

ground.
The drums may play and the flags may fly,
And our boys may don the brown and blue,
And the call that summons brave men to die
Is the call for glorious women, too.

Mothers and wives, if the summons comes,
You, as ever since war has been,
Must hear with courage the rolling drums
And dry your tears when the flags are seen.
For never has hero fought and died
Who has braver been than the mother, who
Buckled his saber at his side,
And sent him forward to dare and do.

Mothers and wives, should the call ring out,
It is you must answer your country's cry;
You must furnish brave hearts and

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