respect fragile things

Red Poppy

red poppy by Robert Draves (@draves.robert)


leaves home for war
fresh budding youth with
proud ideal to serve country


mother cherishes each
scripted word of letters home,
hopeful heart brightens like flower


bomb blooms open, cries
for her as red blood darkens soil…
his flag-draped casket returns home




 Imaginary Garden with Real Toads‘  weekend mini-challenge with Magaly…

9 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. janicead
    Jul 16, 2017 @ 19:08:49

    Having just returned from France where so much innocent blood has spilled over the eons of human existence your words have an even deeper impact.


  2. feifei
    Jul 15, 2017 @ 02:01:04

    Made me feel things. 😦 Good read!


  3. Magaly Guerrero
    Jul 13, 2017 @ 23:11:30

    Oh, Lynn, the heartbreaking ending… so real…


  4. Björn Rudberg (brudberg)
    Jul 13, 2017 @ 15:41:37

    Oh no, the poppy is that symbol of war…


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