I bought a poppy today

For the husbands, fathers, sons and brothers


I bought a poppy today

For the wives, daughter's, sisters and mothers


I bought a poppy today

It doesn't matter what it cost


The poppy I bought today

Was to remember lives lost


I placed a poppy today

It was placed in a sea of red


I placed that poppy today

In remembrance of the blood shed


When I placed that poppy

I placed it with pride


The poppy I placed today

Was for those who fought and died.

Hazel © 2014






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Thu 25th Oct 2018 20:33

I have been informed that this poem has made the last 11 in the Tameside WW1 competition, It's to be published in the Tameside reporter and is being read on the radio by armed forces veterans to be broadcast on Friday November 9th

Big Sal

Mon 6th Aug 2018 23:12

What a great rendition of remembrance, and in beautiful words spoken. Well done on this.?

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Jeff Dawson

Sat 26th Nov 2016 08:03

This is a beautiful tribute and the repetition of I bought a poppy today with the next line makes it more so, nice one Hazel. Thanx for your comment on Bolton Calling, glad you like it, hope to see you 20 Dec at the club ?

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Wed 16th Nov 2016 14:35

yes my father was a prisoner of war held by the Japanese.


Fri 11th Nov 2016 02:01

Lovely! I assume this is for Veteran's Day tomorrow? If so, I thank your dad for his service.

I love how the first line always has something to do with a poppy.

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