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Poems for Remembrance Day 

By Josie Whitehead

11th November

This is indeed a POEM TO PERFORM
and important for Secondary Schools too

My father fought in WW1.  Read about him here.  Also listen to him talking, see his medals and see the letter from King George.  My grandfather and his 5 brothers also fought in this war and my husband's father, and, luckily, all returned home, although injured.                                                                                                   Josie

Listen to Dymock Choir, Gloucestershire, singing this poem and the music you can find HERE
Flower Of The Eternal Sleep - Dymock Choir
Flower of the Eternal Sleep - wix.jpg


(A Poem for Remembrance Day)

By Josie Whitehead

Flower of the Eternal Sleep

Flower of the eternal sleep,
Watching with the ones who weep -
       You, whose lives, so short in bloom,
Watched the bloodshed, death and gloom.

You trembled to the sound of guns
Which tore to death
beloved ones.
      You fluttered, died before your time –
      Dropped blood red petals in their prime.

Crimson poppies 'neath the clouds,
Short-lived, yet colourful and proud;
     Now worn by people with such pride
     Remembering those who bravely died.

You represent young lives cut short -
Those who, for freedom, bravely fought.
      Flower of the eternal sleep 
      Silently your vigil keep. 


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