remembrance 2020 3

Today is a time for reflection and remembrance for those who made the ultimate sacrifice not only the 2 great wars but in all conflicts across the land. At 11am we shall remember them,


Why do i wear a poppy?

I'll tell you if i may,

because i believe remembrance

is not only for one day


I wear it for the fallen,

And for those falling still.

For those who come back broken

In body or in will.


For the parents, spouses, siblings

where bereavement takes its tll.

Whose pain will never leave them,

It eats into their soul.


For the wino on the corner,

of his old life nothing's left

Now he wishes when in battle

he had died a hero's death,


For the lad who loved a kick-about

in the park with all his mates,

But now his legs are held together

with pins and metal plates.


For the selfless men and woman

whose final journey home

Is in a Union flag draped coffin

On comrades shoulders borne.


For those marching proudly

in Remembrance Day parades

My poppy's worn in gratitude

For the sacrifice they made.