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Poppy Awakening

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When I awoke this morning
I did so with a smile
Last night I walked again with him
Along the poppy mile

We talked about how things were then
And how things were now
I did not cry at all last night
I am not crying now

I feel at peace and rested
But I really don’t know how
I can feel his loving hand
Soothing my poor brow

As I lie here thinking
A voice inside my head
Tells me to go make breakfast
The children must be fed

Today they seem more rested
Not so stressed anymore
We ate our meal together
Just like we did before

Then off to school they went
Leaving me behind
To tidy up the house again
I know I will be fine

To make the beds a new I went
And guess what I did see
From upon our pillows
A poppy stared at me

I gently touched each flower
And then I felt his hand
He had never left us
Now I understand

So this coming Sunday
We will all be there
Wearing our red poppies
Proud just like before

(c) C.A. Bosc

In Grateful Thanks

They did not baulk they did not run
They stood and fought for every one
The beaches soon were red with blood
Normandy Landings had begun

Omaha, Utah, Sword, Juno and Gold
All those men all those souls
But still they came boat after boat
Fighting for freedom fighting for hope

From all around the world they came
One thought their actions all the same
Trapped on beaches under fire
Nothing could quench their peace desire

Films were made stories told
About these men of solid gold
They are not dead they do not sleep
Over us a watch they keep

Our thanks to them we must not forget
To them we owe a deep deep debt
That some did not return is our regret
God bless and keep them every one

With thanks to fathers, brothers, sons and lovers too
Who gave their lives for me and you
We will remember we’ll not forget
The debt we owed them on that day

© Michael Douglas Bosc

Lest We Forget

There on the Flanders fields we lay
We gave our bodies but our souls still stay
The war was bloody in trenches lay
Other fallen heroes

We fought for freedom we fought for peace
Our country needed us we answered the call
But death was all most of us found
We now lie here beneath the ground

Then politicians never learn or heed
The lessons of the past they ignore
Again the ugly head of war rose up
More souls in fields lay down to rest

Silent cemeteries now abound
Across the lands where once we fought
Cared for by those who remember us who lie
Under green of grass and blue of sky

Whilst over our heads is swathes of red
Sway poppies who remember us the dead
So plant some poppies in a corner shade
In honour of the dead and the brave

Remember them upon their day
For they never again will pass this way
For thoses who are left be proud of them
They are our Heroes our honoured ones

Wear your poppy with pride to show
They did not die in vain then turn to
The brave who are still alive and show
We are grateful and we care

REMEMBER THEM!

(c) Michael Douglas Bosc