Sunday, November 24, 2013

"Red Cross Supplies" by Rev. Joseph C. Booth (1918)

Red Cross Supplies.


Boom the Red Cross! Girls, hurry with the socks,

The sweaters and the handkerchiefs galore;

When neatly finished, pack them in the box,

Dispatch them quickly, then apply for more!

The helmets hasten, rush the comfort bags;

The wash cloths, wristlets, mufflers push along,

And pillows made of soft and spotless rags;

The Red Cross rooms let all the ladies throng!

The soldier-boys are fighting, in our stead,

For freedom, challenged by the haughty Hun,

And need "Red Cross Supplies" to win the war!

Then ply the needle to the wool and threat;

"Your Bit" continue till the war is won

And o'er the world ariseth Freedom's Star!

Troy Times. April 4, 1918: 6 col 2.

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