A small child said…

a small child said
“your poppy of red
looks nice upon your lapel
but why is it there?”
“It’s something I wear
because some men went through hell

for us even though
those men didn’t know
you and they didn’t know me”
“But why?” he said next
he was most perplexed
“they did, so we could be free.”

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an Alouette¬†for dVerse (minimum 2 stanzas of 6 lines each…lines have 5,5,7,5,5,7 syllables, and rhyme a,a,b,c,c,b.

Written for Remembrance Day (also known as Veterans’ Day or Armistice Day in other parts of the world)

This also serves as my day 10 post for NaBloPoMo