Friday 11 November 2011

On Prussian Plains

On Prussian plains she works the land

She plants the seeds and crops by hand

Babe in a basket by her side

A girl in braids goes for a ride

As her brave soldier fights so grand.

The war goes not as Prussia planned

Her friends all flee by sea or land

But she remains and plans to hide on Prussian plains.

The Russians come and seize her land

Force her to roam with babes in hand

They beg for food but are denied

Then comes the news her husband died

They even take her wedding band

On Prussian plains.

(Dedicated to my husband's Oma, Elfriede Neumann, July 20, 2006.)

Photo of the Great Trek out of East Prussia circa 1945 courtesy

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