Centenary Poem

By 12th November 2014December 9th, 2019No Comments

I wear this poppy on my chest
To remember those who lay to rest
Coloured red like the blood; tragically spilled
Of thousands of men; mercilessly killed
But for their country was how they died
And today I wear this flower with pride

The leaf angled to the eleventh hour
To remember those who did not cower
The ones that were strong the ones who were brave
Those who gave their tomorrow for our today

I spend two minutes in complete silence
Thankful that I didn’t endure such violence
As the soldiers did long ago
Defending our country from any foe

The silence ends and I shed a tear
Because of them I have nothing to fear
And they cannot be here, not today
But they are here in our hearts
And there they will stay

Katie Laver

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