Paper Blooms (Armistice Day)

Written by: Sharon Tideswell

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.