Stretched on the ground the war-worn soldier sleeps, Beside the lurid watch fire's fitful glare; And dreams that on the field of fame he reaps Renown and honors which he hastes to share With those beloved ones who gathering come, To bid their hero husband father "wellcome home." Fond dreamer, may thy blissful vision be A true foreshadowing of the fates to thee.
The Soldiers' Dream of Home is featured in our collection of Civil War Stories. You may also appreciate reading Letter to Sarah Ballou
Return to the Anonymous library , or . . . Read the next poem; The True Meaning of Christmas (recited by Linus)