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PAPER POPPIES

Updated on May 28, 2011
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Giving out paper poppies~

For Memorial Day no more~

This Veteran of past wars~

Shuffles and muddles his walker thru~

The door.



Not too old to remember though~

The days he served so well~

He still reflects on his long lost comrades~

He performed with~

That kept our lands from hell.

Will you remember Him~

Now he is old~

An electric recliner for his chair~

Could you take some time to hear~

His thoughts on serving over there.

He can’t remember what happened today~

The dementia has taken that away~

But recollecting his infantry~

Is clear in his mind~

From past yesterdays.

His duty he did perform~

With proud-ness and high reverence~

This soldier of the bygone years~

Now alone~

With not many left to share.

For our history and freedom he fought~

Years later on Memorial Day~

He gave out paper poppies for all to remember~

And our children to be taught for their stay.

Now he sits there aimlessly~

As time goes slowly by~

Will you remember his dedication~

And take the time to hear his~

Reflection of his ply.


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Not well enough these days~

To hand out paper poppies on Memorial Day~

But please remember~

He was one who for our freedom~

A price was paid.


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Giving out paper poppies~

For Memorial Day no more~

This Veteran of past wars~

Shuffles and muddles his walker thru~

The door.

By

Lisa J. Warner

AKA

Lisa Luv

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      Pat 6 years ago

      Love your poem Lisa!

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      Henry from myyearbook 6 years ago

      That was beautiful... I will read that Monday to our guests!

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      Lisa J Warner 6 years ago from Conneticut, USA

      Thank You Both Very Much...

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      Brenda Barnes 6 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

      It is sad and should be criminal how we treat our wounded warriors here in America. I always bought a poppy our twon. I haven't seen any here in our town n a while. Thanks for a compassionate reminder.

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      Lisa J Warner 6 years ago from Conneticut, USA

      Hyphenbird Thank You for stopping by..and your compassion, yeah alot of them aren't out there any more to do the poppie thing becuase they have gotten too old or passed on..They need new volunteers....It is sad...My dad is one that always did it but he is lucky to make it back and forth in the house now.

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      Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

      Not well enough these days~

      To hand out paper poppies on Memorial Day~

      But please remember~

      He was one who for our freedom~

      A price was paid.

      Wonderful words Lisa ; to be voted up,across and shared.

      Have a wonderful day.

      Eddy.

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      Rolly A Chabot 4 years ago from Alberta Canada

      Hi Lisa.... Thank you for sharing this with us your many readers. We do need to never forget those who sacrificed for us to be live free as we do. It saddens me to think our Governments have forgotten. Our vets deserve more.

      My Dad served in Europe during the war, his faith carried him through the hard stuff he had to witness and returned him home safely. I watched him continue to serve people over the years once back home. He was an amazing mentor to many. Like your dad, mine passed away in 2005 and not a day goes by I do not think of him.

      Special hugs and much love from Canada

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      Lisa J Warner 4 years ago from Conneticut, USA

      Thank You Eiddwen ---The words mean more to me than ever now my Dad passed this past Feb....

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      Lisa J Warner 4 years ago from Conneticut, USA

      Rolly A Chabot I feel ya.. My Dad just passed this year.... HUGS to you,,,

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      Wayne Barrett 4 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      I salute you and the memory of your father. Very proud and beautifully written tribute.

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      Lisa J Warner 4 years ago from Conneticut, USA

      wayne barrett it is bitter sweet...Thank you for stopping by and for your kind words. Have a wonderful weekend...

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      Patty Inglish 4 years ago from North America

      I'll remember your Dad along with my relatives that died fighting in 300 years of wars, Lisa Luv, by reading this poem every year. Yesterday and today, I've been remembering a great uncle I never met - Frank died in the US Army in WWII in Europe and I never knew his last name.

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      Lisa J Warner 4 years ago from Conneticut, USA

      Patty Inglish, MS Such a lovely and touching comment you wrote. Thank You so much...

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      Dianna Mendez 3 years ago

      I remember my dad would get a red poppy on this day and wear it so proudly. What a wonderful memory you have if your dad.

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      Lisa J Warner 3 years ago from Conneticut, USA

      teaches12345 Yes --- and sounds like you have a wonderful memory also...Thank you... Have a lovely day!

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      rdsparrowriter 3 years ago

      So meaningful and beautiful. It's a blessing you have a dad :) God bless you!!

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      Lisa J Warner 3 years ago from Conneticut, USA

      Thank you... actually my Dad had passed away a year or more ago... Thank you rdsparrowriter.... GOD Bless

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      Nithya Venkat 3 years ago from Dubai

      A beautiful write and a great tribute to all veterans.

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      Lisa J Warner 3 years ago from Conneticut, USA

      Thank you very much Vellur ! May you have a wonderful day!

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