Army Mom’s Safe Haven

Christina: In the Argonne Forest...
Troops in the Argonne during WW1

In memory of my maternal grandfather, Henry Albert Moore
who served during WWI in France and in the Meuse-Argonne Battles

IN THE ARGONNE FOREST...

In the Argonne Forest
the soldiers watch and wait
while the cold wind blows and
still it snows,
and Spring
is coming late...

In the Argonne Forest,
men try to still their fear
while the enemy tramps
over frozen ground,
their boots making a crunchy sound
til their faces become
clear.

Deep in wartime France,
in the forest called Argonne,
grandfather fought in trenches,
and when they could
no longer fight
they simply carried on...

Deep in the Argonne Forest
the soldiers watch and wait
while the cold wind blows and
still it snows,
and Spring
is coming late...

©Copyright March 2004 by Christina