The Red Cross
The best human mind can conceive;
Where war flings destruction abroad
in the land,
The Red Cross goes forth to relieve.
Where our brave boys fall in the thick
of the fight,
E'en before the close of the day
The Red Cross goes forth in human-
To carry the wounded away.
They pray with the dying and bury
And the wounded have comfort and
For the Red Cross provides for each
soldier a bed,
When pierced with shrapnel or spear,
And a nurse and a doctor will stand
by the cot,
Where a soldier is needing their care.
The Red Cross provides for all those
Friend or foe any place, any where.
No matter what land, no matter what
They ask not, but do with a will
All their hands find to do on this
Their mission they gladly fulfill.
Can we help to bring comfort to each
Can we know they'll have care when
Each dollar we give will some suffer-
Send some Red Cross where battle-
Let us join the Red Cross and all do
__Nettie Squire Sutton.
A Book of Poems
Nettie Squire Sutton
(Minneapolis, KS: Messenger Press. n.d.)