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Catalog Number 2010.44.15
Object Name Poem
Accession number 2010.44
Description Poem

Title: Peace & War

Full Transcription of Text:

Peace & War

Darling, I am coming back,
Silver threads among the blonde,
Now that peace in Europe nears
I'll be home in seven years.

I'll drop in on you some night
With my wiskers long and white;
Yes, the war is over, dear,
And we're coming home I hear.

Home again to you once more,
Say by nineteen-twenty-four
Once I thought by now I'd be,
Sailing back across the sea.

Back to where you sit and moan,
But I'm here in old Lyon,
You can hear the gang all curse,
War is HELL, but peace is worse.

When the next war comes around,
In the front ranks I'll be found;
I'll rush in again pell mell,
Yes I will --- LIke HELL I will.

Passed as censored L.F. Bruegging

From the service of 2nd Lt. Lawrence F. Bruegging, Quartermaster Corps, AEF
Date n.d.
People Bruegging, Lawrence F.
Subjects World War I
Poetry
Poets
Peace
Homecomings