High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Wait for me ( ), written by the Russian poet and playwright turned war correspondent, Konstantin Simonov, is one of the best known Russian World War II poems. IT was written by Simonov in 1941 after he left his love Valentina Serova behind to take on his new duties of war correspondent on the battlefront.SImonov and Serova were married in 1943. HOwever, it appears that she did not necessarily wait for him. SHe had an affair from 1942-1946 with marshal Konstantin Rokossovsky, which was widely known.THe poem was notably referenced in the ITV documentary series The World at War.