11.11.2011. A Poppy for Remembrance


A Poppy for remembrance

A million nodding poppies
Beneath the setting sun
The guns have fallen silent
We count the battle won
And in the furrowed landscape
Beneath a broken sky
We think of fallen comrades
And whisper a goodbye

Another foreign conflict
Another war-torn land
And there beside the poppies
There is heat and blowing sand
The petals are still falling
Each one a hero’s name
And though the war is different

The pain is still the same.

Field Poppy

Poppies dancing in the breeze

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2 responses to “11.11.2011. A Poppy for Remembrance

  1. Tobias Haglund

    Beautiful!

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