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NOVEMBER 2015 ~”POEM-A-DAY”~ DAY EIGHT ~ “SUBMERGED” POEM

POPPY

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SUBMERGED IN GRIEF 

by John Yeo

The flags were splendidly carried by veterans 

Followed by Scouts and Cubs in procession.

With the priest and the choir leading the way

Singing a stirring hymn for Remembrance day.

The congregation attired in black and red, 

Submerged in symbols of grief and remembrance.

~

Red Poppies and pride worn in a sad display.

As the service began with the mourners standing 

For two minutes silence to remember the fallen.

A list of names of local heroes was read, 

 A stirring rendition of the Last Post sounded

As we gathered together to remember our dead. 

~

Then after our remembrance service was over

We made our way to lay red poppy wreaths ,

At the cenotaph in a memorial statement.

A bugler sounded the Last Post once again 

Submerged in grief, the  village had assembled 

For the annual service of loving remembrance.

~

Copyright © Written by John Yeo ~ All rights reserved.

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