Autograph Book of a V.A.D., item 39
- March 14, 2018 20:53:49 Annick Rodriguez
Wounded and home from the
wars, a useful right arm blown
Maimed in his Country's Great Cause
back in the seat he lay.
Debarred in the future from Sports
Which he loved in the days long ago.
Still some relaxation is left- there's
Always a picture Show.
Here is another poor lad, not wounded
but deaf- Cannot shriek,
Had saddened a heart that was glad for
He cannot hear other folk's speak
The Temple of Thespis he does not
Attend; words now convey nothing,
He goes where he'll understand every-
thing - there's always a picture show-
No more will he shoot clever goals when
in Winter "King Footer" Lads sway
But theres one recreation left to him
yet, and he'll go when he can, that