Robert Eckstein


Padre - Poem by Robert Eckstein

That afternoon, the day before
I went back into the field,
The Padre called us all together
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Topic(s) of this poem: courage, faith, fear, war


Poet's Notes about The Poem

True story. See also 'The Wounded Soldier'.

Comments about Padre by Robert Eckstein

  • (5/26/2015 8:16:00 PM)


    Thanks for your poem and sharing your experiences. Please read A whisper on a summer breeze. This is dedicated to the WW1 Soldiers lost in my family and a WW1 War Widow who struggled after losing her husband early to throat cancer - Government did not recognise this until 1970's - I remember her telling my mother how it was too late then when she needed the help with raising her family by herself in the late 1920's and 1930's. This is an indictment on us as a nation we let this happen. (Report) Reply

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  • Kelly Kurt (4/3/2015 9:30:00 PM)


    A wonderful poem, Robert. Thank you for sharing (Report) Reply








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