This poem was inspired by a 2012 Daily Mail story, Teenager is arrested for burning poppy on Facebook. It is about freedom of speech, a freedom that is under constant threat.
BURNING THE POPPY
I choked back my tears, as I pondered the rhyme
On 11/11, at just the right time,
In my home town square, where the wreaths had been laid
And the mayor wore his chain, and the Last Post was played.
“For their tomorrow we gave our today.”
Shall we squander such sorrow? Throw tomorrow away? Continue reading