THE NIGHT WITCHES

In a small aircraft
you learned your trade craft
it was a string bag
covered by a rough rag

In a vicious fighting
without gallantry or honor
you gave a bloody good hiding
in a desperate hour
though you were thought to be frail
because you were women
you taught stubbornness and valour to men
and didn’t fail

you fought desperate fights
in continuous flights
but never gave up
when others would’ve gave in

woman and aircraft
were the mighty witchcraft
that defeated the vicious
hope was in you, my precious

Hope for peace and victory
Hope for life
and the finest glory
after this deadly strife

Some of you became part of the sky
others continued to fly
you embarrassed the chauvinist
but you were a light in the mist

Beware enemy, Beware villains
The Night Witches are out
and they don’t fool about
ready to break up your chains
and to pay back your pains

JASON BENJAMIN GRELLI

THE NIGHT WITCHES

Jason  Grelli

Venice, Italy

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A poem dedicated to the Russian/Soviet women
that fought agains the Nazis during world war two
They were called by the Germans “The Night Witches” because when they striked they came in silently with their biplanes during the night

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