Let Us Always Remember Those Who Fought for What We Have Today

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.

This famous poem was written by John McCrae who was a poet and physician from Guelph, Ontario, Canada. During World War I, Lieutenant-Colonel John McCrae on May 3, 1915 wrote this poem that evoked the reason why we wear our Poppies on Rememberance Day after his friend and fellow Soldier Lieutenant Alexis Helmer died in the Second Battle of Ypres, through his despair and agony he was inspired but later on threw out his poem if it wasn’t for soldiers that found it the world would have missed this work of art! Always Believe in yourself…

Advertisements

2 thoughts on “Let Us Always Remember Those Who Fought for What We Have Today

  1. There are some great anti-war poems from the first and second world wars. I wonder what the poet-soldiers wd think if they could come back and observe the war-torn world today? Are we moving in the right direction towards solving conflicts by negotiation or are we still looking to blood-letting as a solution to national conflict?

    Liked by 1 person

    1. I agree there are so many more poems made by unknown Soldiers that didn’t get the spotlight as In Flanders Fields did… and to think it almost didn’t. If the Soldiers were back in this time they most likely wouldn’t like what they would see… After all those battles serving their countries in prol of the people and we still have wars going on and it seems nothing has changed except people’s attitudes towards each other! Unfortunately the hatred still lives on…maybe one day we will live in a world where people will actually be treated as people and with respect! Thanks for your comment! I really appreciate it! Have a great day!

      Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s