From the corner of the road
I watched you turn into the station
One of many men to go
Heroes of our nation.
Everywhere the talk was
Of the Kaiser’s million extra men
I saw you board the train
Not knowing when you’d come back again.
You were my light, my life, my joy –
Oh my darling little boy
To think of all that might have been
‘ Died of wounds April 13th 1918.’
(By Renny Richardson)