Poems Comments

Shall I See My Boy Again

Must I die so soon? ah, far away
By blue Ohio's shore,
A little group waits patiently
Till this sad war is o'er;
A little face is often pressed
Against the window pane,
Oh, chaplain only tell me this
Shall I see my boy again?
Must I never press close to my heart
The rings of shining hair,
Or listen to my bright-eyed child
Whisper his evening prayer,
Shall I never hear his bounding step
Across the cottage floor?
It were not hard to die, chaplain,
Could I see my boy once more.
When morning broke with solemn tread
On old Potomac's banks,
His comrades laid the soldier down -
Discharged from the ranks,
But many a day o'er western hills,
By blue Ohio's shore,
A little boy will patient wait,
When this sad war is o'er.



Poem topics: , , , ,

Rate this poem:

Add Shall I See My Boy Again poem to your favorites

Add Poet Anonymous Americas to your favorites

Popular Poets

William Allingham (5 poems)
Owen Suffolk (2 poems)
Joseph Rodman Drake (19 poems)
Jared Carter (20 poems)
Aleksey Konstantinovich Tolstoy (2 poems)
Thomas Walsh (2 poems)
Thomas Wade (1 poems)
MamaAlphah Thealphah (0 poems)
Joyce Kilmer (63 poems)
Thomas Campbell (6 poems)

Popular Poems

Love’s History, by George MacDonald
A Memory, by William Allingham
Fragment (The Western Gale), by Henry Kirk White
The Feet of the Young Men, by Rudyard Kipling
Vaudracour And Julia, by William Wordsworth
In The Oak, by Katharine Lee Bates
On The Train, by Harriet Monroe
To A Sexton, by William Wordsworth
No, I'M Not Byron; I Am, Yet, by Mikhail Yuryevich Lermontov
Crowned, by Sara Teasdale