very white


A proud man.

He stands in the street

seemingly oblivious

to the chill November breeze.


On his head,

his regimental beret.

On his chest,

a row of brightly polished medals.


From a strap

around his neck,

hangs a tray

of blood-red paper poppies.


A proud man,

doing what he can

to remind us today

of those who died so we’d be free.




11 thoughts on “.

  1. Debbie D. Nov 11, 2019 / 14:54

    A lovely tribute! 💖 Poppies are an important part of Remembrance Day observations here in Canada, as well. Gratitude abounds!

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