Poppy of Waves?
In Remebrance of WW1
By Bob Scott
POPPY WAVES? IN REMEMBRANCE OF WW1.
Set on tour around Britain
A set piece from the TOWER OF LONDON
People today have stood together
To instil remembrance in one and all across the ages
That fighting spirit remembered from so long ago.
Symbolism a wave of poppies they did build
Representing thousands of lives once lost
In wave after wave, over the top they did go.
Like the turbulent oceans
Crashing waves one after another
Another wave of men came crashing down guns ablazing.
Like millions of pebbles on the shoreline
Thousands left behind in battle
Ever to be remembered, lying in some foreign field.
As many lay dead everyone a hero
Others like the tides returning to the sea
As more waves of human manpower, they too came crashing down
Forge ever forward, their numbers vast
Demonstrated in your numerous collection of poppies woven
Into your triumphant art of that a structural poppy wave
The agony of loss and suffering of so many families
Was that of peace and democracy should prevail?
That the 11th/ of the 11th/1918. As church bells did ring across this land
Copyright © Bob Scott. 17/07/2018. All rights reserved.
Poem © Bob Scott 2018.
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