For the Day of Remembering…November 11th…honoring all those who have given their life while serving in the military…I remember my brother, Roger, an Airman, who died while serving in the Air Force in 1955…in an aviation explosion near Iceland. He died with 8 other men that day.
You speak enchantment, dear Poppy, mystically alive…
FREEDOM… in the face of wind you dive
Delicate your tender petals of courageous love
Our spirits find peace in the Holy Dove
Your petals open to courage… your red courage for all
The hero is called forth…you respond to the call
Life is given … life is fought …life is extinguished
Despair must relinquish
Circumstances seem forlorn
Resurrection lives deep within you… new hope is born
Your glory triumphs as you color the field
Grief and sorrow to you must yield
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very touching salute Jane.
thank you for visiting my writing, Mary Jane!
I like the symbolism of the red of the poppy with the red of the spilled blood of the soldier. A touching tribute to all our fallen heroes and heroines of countless wars.