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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4 thoughts on “Remembering…

  1. Mary Jane Farrell says:

    very touching salute Jane.


  2. clarabetty says:

    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.


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