Discussion in 'Military History and Militaria' started by Ord_Sgt, Nov 8, 2008.
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A very good article in the Daily Mail today.
Full article here.
For those that gave we thank you
For those that gave and gave again, we thank you
For those that gave everything we eternally thank you.
And when you tell your children and your grand children why,
Tell them for you and I.
Not in Flanders fields will you see this poppy grow, norâ in Europeâs green fields nor in Desert lands
But in Afghanistan.
You win the Show!!!! I wondered how long it will take before someone started regurgitating drivel like that
Don't be so harsh Smudge - each to their own. If you don't like it, move on.
3CL - nice one.
many thanks for your support...what i should have mentioned, is that i have just finished a short session of poppy collecting for the RBL.
During the 'rattling of the tin' i was genuinely moved to tears with the size of some of the donations but those of the real younger generation proudly wearing the poppy.
I just composed it over the that time.
Nice one? Nice for what? Being able to copy and paste?
Here's my "effort"
IN FLANDERS FIELDS the poppies blow
Between the crosses row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.
We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.
Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.
tell ya what smudge, thats a great poem you should go professional or something ....
Smudge this is not the NAAFI.
All gave some, some gave all!
I know, including a very good friend of mine. Maybe there should be a soppy sentimental poetry forum?
If this was in the NAAFI I'd tell you to fcuk off, but it's not so I won't.
Wrong time, wrong place.
Fine. Please accept my most humble apology.....sincerely.
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