Army Mom’s Safe Haven

Christina

1918

American mother in Newark, NJ, with son headed to Basic Training
American mother in Newark, NJ, with son headed to Basic Training
She’s taken him to the Station
to see him off, you see –
The year is 1918, and
France seems the place to be.

He’s anxious to get going
She wants to keep him near
She holds a silken Blue Star flag
and muffles all her fear.

Mother, now I wonder
If your son lived to be old
How did your lives move forward?
Did the Blue Star turn to Gold?

Mother, now I wonder –
What things did your boy see;
When the year was 1918,
and France, the place to be…