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Clara Bernhardt

Into the void, and we cannot know,

We who must wonder and wait,

What happened in the fevered sky,

As you gallantly braved your fate ....

You 'failed to return'.

God, what does it mean,

For always or just for a while?

Shall we see again, when this is past,

Your warm remembered smile?

Hopelessly, helplessly, waiting here,

The eternal question beats

against the brain restlessly,

As days trudge into weeks.

Into the void yet this we know:

That you are not alone,

For the Lord Himself is by your side,

Leading you on toward Home.

Clara Bernhard 18th November 1911 - 01st May 1993

Discovered in the belongings of P/O. Albert Forsyth. Lost on the 20th February 1944 429 Squadron Halifax V LK993 AL-J

P/O. Albert Forsyth

Clara Bernhardt

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