a thought drifting off

time passes by

a memory distant

a sound recognized


I fight to remember

the memory fades

time is absent

the sound disappears


a flower reminds me

the colours are vibrant

there’s hope for the future

a new path on the horizon

Poppy for a life

As I walked with the crowd

the end in sight

a river of red poppies


out before my eyes

silence deafened me

Stillness around me

I stood, looked watched

thoughts of families

from my past

fighting for king and country

gave their lives

for peace for all men

still the pain lives on

so now I join others

each with a memory

and each one with a poppy

keeps each person alive

may they never fade

and may we always remember

without those who died

we may not be here