The Red, White and Purple Poppy.

Two lovely poems from a lovely blogger. I only learned of the purple poppies a few years ago.
There will be no parade or service in our town tomorrow, but Hubby and I will be up at the Memorial paying our respects, and I have no doubt that we will not be the only ones.
We must not forget.
Thanks Willow for posting this.


I do not want to upset anyone but as we draw near to Rememberance Day I just wanted to share my feelings on the poppies we wear. I wrote this back in 2018.

There are more than one, these days, the red to remember the dead, the white for peace. The white to remember the conscientious objector. During WW1 and WW2 many thought these men were cowards. I do feel they were brave, enough to stand up for their beliefs. Many were tried and shot for not taking up arms. Many spent the war as medics and stretcher bearers unarmed or in the mines though of course not all wartime miners were objctors.

What ever you think, the wars killed them irrespective of their principles. I respect the Red and the White.

The Red and the White.



Both were brave

Each had their own

Principles to up

Hold. Neither…

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About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have recently lost our beloved dog Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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9 Responses to The Red, White and Purple Poppy.

  1. fransiweinstein says:

    I can’t wait to see the results!

  2. murisopsis says:

    The animal contributions are often passed over. But their loyalty and selfless service is worthy of recognition, remembrance and celebration.

  3. willowdot21 says:

    Thank you Di 💜

  4. Carol anne says:

    So beautiful, a fitting tribute!

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