Thus I have Spoken

May 8, 2006

Buy a Poppy

Filed under: Blogging,Life — steamdragon @ 5:43 am

In Flander's Field
by John McCrae
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.

Buy as many as you can.

1 Comment »

  1. In Flanders Fields: Americas Answer
    Rest ye in peace, ye Flanders dead.
    The fight that ye so bravely led
    We’ve taken up. And we will keep
    True faith with you who lie asleep
    With each a cross to mark his bed,
    In Flanders fields.

    Fear not that ye have died for naught,
    The torch ye threw to us we caught.
    Ten million hands will hold it high,
    And Freedom’s light shall never die!
    We’ve learned the lesson that ye taught
    In Flanders fields.

    R.W. Lilliard

    Comment by anonymous — June 11, 2006 @ 3:40 am | Reply

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