Sunday, November 08, 2015

Lest we forget....


Thanks Tess for today's image at Magpie Tales.





The poppy seller


A proud man.
He stands in the street
seemingly oblivious
to the chill November breeze.

On his head,
his regimental beret.
On his chest,
a row of brightly polished medals.

From a strap
around his neck,
hangs a tray
of blood red paper poppies.

A proud man,
doing what he can
to remind us today
of those who died so we’d be free.





14 comments:

  1. Let's not forget what they've done for us :) well-penned Keith

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  2. My favorite part: a tray
    of blood red paper poppies.

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  3. Peter picked a peck of paper poppies...

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  4. Oh how wonderful this is! I love the perspective!

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    1. Thanks for your generous words Carol.

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  5. A face with a service which makes you eager to buy the whole lot.We do remember Sir.

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  6. Reading this, I realize it's a shame that this practice has faded from my homeland. Now I wonder why. Thank you for this.

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  7. Amen to that. Those brave men and women deserve our thoughts all year long.

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  8. Powerful and poignant. Nice job!

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