A Picture of a Poppy by Katy Beddoe

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Picture me with my poppy red.
Picture me as I honour the dead.
Picture me and my patriotic adore.
Picture me as I barter in war.

A picture of a poppy that tells a tale,
the blood of our forefathers up for sale.
A flower of remembrance defiled in vain,
an illusive symbol assisting ecomonic gain.

Yet in honour of those who fought for peace,
a poppy of hope that the war drums will cease,
is a poppy of love and not of spite.
Picture me with my poppy white.

See more of Katy’s poetry at her Alchemy of Anger blog

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