Petals - Poem by Francie Lynch
Crosses white and poppies red,
Remember how, remember when
Paled petals fell from blooming roses,
And padded paths where freedom goes.
Fierce fires doused a would be hate,
To quench dry hearts, your and mine.
Their love and duty burned paper chains
That shackled in war time.
Wise eyes, bright minds, aged souls, young hearts,
Traded rockers for grassy beds,
Gave up gray for blue-black youth,
Now honoured among the dead.
The rose that's guarded by the thorn,
Against the reach of many hands,
Does the same in all God's lands,
Yet still the life sap flows.
This time of year is here again,
But remember how, remember when,
Soldiers' pulses played taps then.
Remembrance Day must never end.
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