Wilfrid Wilson Gibson, "The Messages"


The Messages

“I cannot quite remember…. There were five
Dropt dead beside me in the trench–and three
Whispered their dying messages to me….”

Back from the trenches, more dead than alive,
Stone-deaf and dazed, and with a broken knee,
He hobbled slowly, muttering vacantly:

“I cannot quite remember…. There were five
Dropt dead beside me in the trench–and three
Whispered their dying messages to me….”

“Their friends are waiting, wondering how they thrive–
Waiting a word in silence patiently….
But what they said, or who their friends may be

“I cannot quite remember…. There were five
Dropt dead beside me in the trench–and three
Whispered their dying messages to me….”

–Wilfrid Wilson Gibson

About Victoria Janssen

Victoria Janssen’s first erotic novel, The Duchess, Her Maid, The Groom and Their Lover (Harlequin Spice, December 2008), was translated into French and German. Her second Spice novel, The Moonlight Mistress (December 2009), was translated into Italian and nominated for a RT Reviews Reviewers’ Choice Award. Her third novel is The Duke & The Pirate Queen (December 2010). She has also published erotic short stories as Elspeth Potter. Her blog features professional writing and marketing tips, genre discussion, book reviews, and occasional author interviews.
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