Untitled by Amy Whittington Eggleston

I must accept my woman’s fate
To stay at home – and wait
Wait – though keen anguish clutches at my heart,
Wait – while busily I do my part.
When messenger or post stops at the gate
I see but a harbinger of fate.
Still must I knit my socks –
And wait.

From: Newman, Vivien (ed.), Tumult and Tears: The Story of the Great War Through the Eyes and Lives of Its Women Poets, 2016, Pen & Sword Books: South Yorkshire, p. 16.

Date: ?1917

By: Amy Whittington Eggleston (1874-1929)

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