A Poppy’s Whisper

A Poppy’s Whisper

A token to remember
The sacrifices great
Of those who laid their lives down
To call a halt to hate

A symbol of a loved one
A colleague, or a friend
Of endless tears; of broken hearts
That time can never mend

Of those who’ll never reach old age
Ne’er welcome a new dawn
For they kept their word of honour
An oath they each had sworn

A token to remember those
Who’ll never live to see
A family grow around them
Grandchildren on their knee;

Never read a bedtime story
To a child tucked up so snug;
Never hear ‘I love you’
Or savour one more hug

Afore a cold, bleak backdrop
Awash with hurt and pain
A flower grew, defiant
‘This shall not be in vain’

That flower stood, so tall, so straight
Where those who fell did lay
Now, each one whispers with a tear
‘Thank you for our today’

About the author

Catehayes
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I'm a mother of four fantastic children (three grown up now) I took up writing again as I became disabled after a paralysing illness and needed a focus. I like to draw and paint to keep my hands busy and moving, and writing keeps my brain cells stretched, keeping the old cogs working. Of course it also keeps me out of mischief. Much love Cate

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ElaineL79
6 days ago
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Love your poem a poppy's whisper such beautiful words. A lovely tribute. Well done.
MrsPat
11th Nov 2019
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Wonderful and very moving
Paul
9th Nov 2019
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Kes
9th Nov 2019
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So very moving. Lest we forget.
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A very special and poignant poem Cath - I will share it on our Facebook page on 11/11 😉 Thank you

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