The poem Wait for Me was a poem written during World Ward II, 1941, by Konstantin Simonov. Simonov was poet, playwright, and novelist. He served a a corrspondent for the military paper Red Star. Geldern and Stites describe the poem, ” His love poem was heard on the radio throughout the war, recited by millions as though it were a prayer, repeated by women as tears streamed down their faces, and adopted by men as their own expression of the mystical power of a woman’s love” (Geldern and Stites, 1995).
Wait for Me is a love poem of a soldier asking his loved one to wait for him until he returns and that will ensure he returns. This poem was really touching and show the reality of what a soldier wants more anything, more than victory, to be able to return home. The reason the soldier fights, according to the poem, is to return safely. This is one of the reasons that the Soviets got victory over the Nazis, love is a strong motivator.
Von Geldern, J., & Stites, R. (1995). Mass Culture in Soviet Russia. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press.