Still somewhere, on every continent, someone is at war!
Neighbour against neighbour brothers and sisters too
Always it is the innocents who do the suffering. What are we to do?
They are erecting giant Poppies to commemorate the start of the first world war.
It started in a foreign land, a duke was shot the result we know and more.
The first world war started in 1914 on the 28th of July
Sadly looking round the world , we have learned nothing . Can you tell me why?
Today was a special day a date carved in my mind. Today it is time for us to remember the soldiers who died for all mankind.
Walking up to town today my poppy on show just a little reminder, my reverence to show. The high street was busy full of people to and fro and traffic rushing through as motorists on their journeys go.
Today it will be different, today is not the norm, though busy roads and people about their business go. Outside the Town Hall and in the Market Place groups of people gather some smile and wave the older men embrace.
Now the clock hands approach the eleventh hour and through our town surges gratefulness you can feel it’s power. For every shopper stops and stands and every coffee shop and bar is silent now because the clock bell tolls the hour.
The tills in the supermarkets and every shop are silent and with stationary shoppers filled and even the mighty traffic is in it journey is stilled. In silence I stood and watched this strangest but most merited tribute and as ever I shed a tear as the old men took a salute.
Two minutes and it was over all trace of silence gone, the shops are once more busy the stilled traffic now moves on. I meet my friend and as in to Costa we go I say a silent thank you to all those brave men and women who I do not know . They fought , some gave their lives for me so I could be free, in Flanders , Turbrook and Tripoli, on the Somme , Leningrad, Pearl Harbour, Goose Green, Helmand Province, Iraq and Iran and many, many other places defended by a brave woman or a man.
I make no apology I will be politically in-correct for so many have offered up their lives and my life they still effect!
I shall not forget them and neither should you for without them you would not be free to do most of the things you do!They fought against what ever foe that threatened our freedom to take and they often had to give the biggest sacrifice anyone has to make.
So on this 11th day of this 11th month in 14th year of this millennium I stood at 11o’clock with many others to salute our soldiers, sailors and our airmen and many, many others. For they have given their all for us my sisters and my brothers.We owe them a THANK YOU.
Female, wife, full time mother and Grandmother. I am not as happy go lucky as I used to be but I am still bubbling along on simmer! I have three handsome sons all grown and flown.The youngest married with a beautiful wife and two sons of his own. Eleven years ago I was working, running a home, driving and socializing then bang in a split second all that was gone. I had an accident at home. I broke my back, not for the first time, I had broken it 10 years previously as well. Unfortunately this time I had broken it really badly and it was truly messed up so I had to have two operations. I was told before each operation that the outcome could mean I spend the rest of my life in a wheelchair. Still as some guy once wrote "I am still standing " yes "better than I ever was " not quite but with the help of a walking stick and as long as I do not stand or sit in one position for too long, I am still standing! Update I no longer use the walking stick . I had lots of friends before the accident but when things like this happen, you loose most of them. Their lives move on and mine stood still and so they left me behind ...I know that is just the way life is but it hurt and always will. Then I looked around and saw those who were still there for me, these friends are the roses in my garden they need to be tended well. They are the diamonds in the dust, I will of been married 50yrs plus this year . Pain and boredom are my enemies now, I have to find different ways to approach life, use my pain befriend it almost...yer right , well that is what they tell me at the pain clinic ROFLMAO ...... if only I could! I have found an outlet for my fears, frustrations and night terrors . I have started writing poetry if that name can be applied to my writing. I hope I do not come over as a moaning winger. I hope I am past all that. I also hope that you might see how the poetry is moving from very dark through the grey and
hopefully in to light ??
I need to update this a little here. I have worked very hard over the years since my accident, I go to the gym regularly, I have a Pilates class and a core class once a week . The guys at the gym and my Pilates teacher cajoled, teased, bullied and encouraged me to abandon my walking stick! :) My back is no longer straight it is C shaped because of the injury and I have lost two and a half inches in height but my Pilates and Core teachers have helped me to stand up as straight and as strongly as possible. Pain and depression are still hanging on my arm but I have weapons to use against them and if I say so myself I cope well.
I have made lots of new friends, real diamonds. I am also very grateful for all the support and help I have encountered here on Wordpress. Hugs and welcome to everyone who visits.
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18 thoughts on “LEST WE FORGET / REMEMBRANCE: Day 11 Nano Poblano”
This is a lovely tribute post Willow, hopefully humanity can learn from the past. Thanks for sharing this!
I hope so too but but looking at the world’s track record I am not holding my breath.
Full of emotion, these grab me. ❤
WELL done. 🙂
Thank you Tess. xx
You are welcome.
Thank you Marcus
Brilliant post … Great choice of words!
Thank you. x
Indeed brilliant post Willow and the fact that you physically took part as well. Thank You.
Thank you Paul it is heart felt. x
Great, Willow! May God bless you.
Thank you so much.xxxx
Very nice Willow. I was pleased that a conference that I was attending observed the two minutes contemplation. It’s a brave gesture to stop on the street, for example, if no one else does.
It is as you say a hard thing to do but more and more becoming a done thing, to stop and observe the 2 minute silence!