Posted by: cindybiz | November 11, 2009

A Powerful Poem…

In Flanders Fieldspoppy
by John McCrae
May 1915

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.

We are thankful for what men and women have done to preserve our freedom…never forget!

Check out this site for more background on this poem and its author.

Photo Credits: petercastleton (Creative Commons license on Flickr)

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