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Remembrance Day 2021

Published 11/11/2021

We're very pleased to share this poem by Ron, one of our two Poet Laureates, who wrote this poem for Remembrance Day.

A crimson poppy
Black in the centre
 Green stalks
With leaves so tender 

History's never ender
 A poppy to say
For lives so lost
 On endless days
Those graves with moss

Hold your mind
 Don’t let it forget
 Rain of all kinds
Boots so wet

Heads so fallen
Hearts in the wind
 Spoons scrape the bottom
 Of empty tins 

Two minutes to think
Let the thought sink
As we pour out a drink
For those lives lost on the brink 

Remember to care
A poppy you should wear
 Donate to the trust
Any remembrance is enough.