Sunday, 13 November 2011

Remembrance Sunday - Poem - The Poppy

The Poppy
by Katy Bennett

Remember the poppy
worn on an old man's blazer,

Stained red from the fallen
soldier far from home,

stained from the memories
kept in history books,

stained from the continuing
atrocities blaring from a flat screen.

Remember the poppies
who came home,

hero's against humanities
obsession for bloodshed and power,

stained from the memories
seen on the field,

stained from the deaths
of families and comrades.

3 comments:

augustmclaughlin said...

Poignant poem, Katy! Visual and heart-felt.

Katy Bennett said...

Thank you, August

belledamesansmerci said...

I agree with August--very poignant. I have several veterans and current servicemen and women in my family, so Remembrance Day is important to me. You did a nice job with the emotions being visible.

Elizabeth Anne Mitchell