Somebody's Boy (Bamforth series 4791)
"Somebody's Boy" was a set of four hand-coloured postcards published by Bamforth & Co. Ltd. of Holmfirth.
The postcards were published as series number 4791.
Somebody's Boy (1)
- A little cottage with the light turned low,
- The door is open there,
- A grey-haired couple in the fire-light glow,
- Gaze at a vacant chair.
- Their thoughts are far away across the foam,
- There's something missing from that home, sweet home.
Somebody's Boy (2)
- Somebody's boy is out at the front,
- Somebody's boy is bearing the brunt,
- Somebody's heart is aching, aching, almost breaking;
- Somebody's eyes are filling with tears,
- Glazing across the foam,
- Somebody's boy will bring somebody joy,
- When somebody;s boy comes home.
Somebody's Boy (3)
- Some broken toys the old folks fondle there,
- Tin soldiers, yes! that's all,
- A tiny sword that someone used to wear,
- What memories they recall;
- The game of soldiers once he used to play,
- But it's real soldiers that he plays to-day.
Somebody's Boy (4)
- The postman pauses at the old folks' door,
- A letter he leaves there;
- "Dear Mother mine," it reads, "the fighting's o'er."
- Two fond hearts breathe this prayer:
- "Thank God, our darling is safely through,
- May someone else's boy return safe, too."