27 October 1917

The War Chest by Constance Campbell

What guards our gallant boys in France
From many an adverse circumstance.
Their health and vigor to enhance?
The WAR CHEST.

What gives our comforts by the score.
Warm scarves and caps and socks galore,
While eager men crowd round for more?
The WAR CHEST.

What follows them where’er they roam
With gifts that breathe the thought of home.
In dear Australia, whence they come?
The WAR CHEST.

Whose coffee stall is soon aglow
In captured trenches of the foe,
That filled them one short hour ago?
The WAR CHEST.

What works in Egypt’s burning sand,
As well as France’s pleasant land,
Creating joy on every hand
The WAR CHEST.

Enduring gamely to the end,
What message do our heroes send,
“For our sakes, held the soldier’s friend,”
The WAR CHEST.

And now you have the chance to show
You heed that message well, and so,
IN THEIR NAME pay the debt you owe,
The WAR CHEST.

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This entry was posted on October 27th, 2017.