Linda Studley

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He Wore a Poppy


He never talked about the war.
He had scars
but some didn’t show on the outside.
He wore a poppy
but never went to the Legion.
He had medals that he was proud of
but he never displayed them.
I remember taking them to Show and Tell in grade one.
He never talked about the war.
But even as a child I knew
it followed him like a shadow
so he faced the light of love
and family and community and
kept the shadow behind him.
We put a poppy on his coffin.

 

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6 thoughts on “He Wore a Poppy

  1. Thanks for reminding us in your writing about the poppy; the significance of Sunday, November 11th: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Remembrance_poppy

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