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Paper Blooms (Armistice Day)

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Paper Blooms (Armistice Day)

With paper blooms of vibrant red,
recalling battles and their dead.
A moment’s silence, deep in thought
of young lives taken as they fought;
of blood and innocence still shed.

From Flanders fields the poppies spread,
on black lapels they grow instead.
Remembrance, love and hope are sought
with paper blooms.

Eleven chimes; with lowered head
sincere, unspoken prayers are said,
let those lives lost be not for naught,
please heed the lessons that we’re taught,
and pave a peaceful world ahead
with paper blooms.

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  1. Date: 4/23/2011 5:57:00 PM
    Very thoughtful write my verse The Sowing looks at the concept of Flanders Field from a woman's perspective. [thanks so much for reading and commenting on my verse] Light & Love

  1. Date: 12/5/2010 11:48:00 AM
    Splendid tribute to the fallen in so many conflicts Sharon >> James :)

  1. Date: 11/10/2010 6:51:00 AM
    Hi Sharon, this is really a lovely poem, there is nothing more meaningful than honoring those who lost their lives. I was wondering are you going to be judging your contest? Love Constance

  1. Date: 11/7/2010 4:17:00 PM
    How I love the line about the poppies spreading from Flanders Fields to the lapels. Very touching tribute to our veterans, Sharon. Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 11/7/2010 2:21:00 PM
    Eleven chimes with lowered praying for the heroes. Nice tribute, Sharon

  1. Date: 11/7/2010 1:01:00 PM
    Those poppies are a great reminder of the men and women that have given their all in battle and a reminder that we have soldiers male and female that are serving our country now..I am glad that I chose this one to read this afternoon..Sara

  1. Date: 11/7/2010 12:59:00 PM
    Well done!! Nice tribute to the heros!