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Freedom's Cost

I wear this little poppy,
as red as it can be
to remember all those soldiers
who lost their lives for me

World wars and all the others
we may live to regret
but lives lost for our freedom
we never should forget.

Naomi/Grandad Davies


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by naomidavies

Across the Generations
If only we could all work together there may be no need for wars.......

( Posted by: ivordavies [Member] On: November 15, 2011 )

My Way
How true, Ivor, if we just all worked together, and if you would put aside all of your stupid and backward ways and did everything the way I think they should be done, and if you would just forget all of your customes and habits, then what a great world it would be. We could love each other all of the time and you would know that I am right all of the time and you are wrong all of the time.

( Posted by: veebdosa [Member] On: November 15, 2011 )

Naomi's offering
Naomi,
I am glad you shared this poem with us.

Thanks

( Posted by: Bobby7L [Member] On: November 15, 2011 )

American Reply?
My problem seems to be that I actually do not think that I am always right but am willing to learn from others.

But I see you are one American who certainly appreciates irony!

( Posted by: ivordavies [Member] On: November 15, 2011 )

poppies & poems
Each time I read a poppy poem in regards to Remembrance Day I'm reminded of the most famous one written by a Canadian. A poppy has a few mental tweaks for me - like opium [which wars have been waged over] and Van Gogh for his beautiful poppy painting which I prefer over his iris ones - Dorothy falling asleep in the poppy field in the Wizard of Oz which incidentally was supposed to have all sorts of reflections on USA society at the time.

I think the poppy is a perfect emblem of remembrance for we must be forever vigilant and yet ... we fall asleep at the wheel and lose our grip on the cost of war countless times.

thanks to you both for this.....

je me souviens

( Posted by: Pen [Member] On: November 16, 2011 )

Poppy


Have you noticed

Civilians and retired servicepeoples wear their poppy over their hearts... Sort of keep the heart open.

Service men and woman for the most part wear the poppy behind their hat badge and keep their eyes open

( Posted by: Fairplay [Member] On: November 17, 2011 )

puppy talk Bark if you like opium.
I just love puppies, but I do not get the connection with opium or waring them on you lapel. Mine barks a lot, he is a real bull dog and prettier than any grandma.

Maybe he is a opium sniffing bull dog?

I wrote a song called Opium Girl, a lot of rockers really like it, and I will do a video of it next week. Maybe I will have my poppy in it. I mean my puppy.

( Posted by: veebdosa [Member] On: November 17, 2011 )

Steady
Obviously, Pen, you must be referring to that red coated mounty name of Sgt Preston, and his classic poem, YOU CAN'T GROW POPPIES IN THE QUEENS STOCKADE.

I wonder why Sgt Preston never had a first name? Oh well, he sure could write free verse. (Had to give it away cause nobody would buy it.)

I wonder why his dog's name was King, but his horse never had a name?

( Posted by: veebdosa [Member] On: November 17, 2011 )

Alice's Restaurant
I wonder if St Preston's horse with no name was the same horse with no name in Neal Young's song HORSE WITH NO NAME? That is a great song, we wasted more quarters on that song and Imagine in a bar in Western Kansas called the Cellar in the 70s. The third part of the quarters was us usally split between YOUR SO VAIN and ALICES RESTAURANT.

( Posted by: VeeBdosa [Member] On: November 18, 2011 )

BOW LEGGED GIRL
Speakin of Alice's Restaurant, I wrote a song kinda loosely based on it and another song that I consider the greatest Rock?Folk performance/song of all time, Neal Young's LAST TRIP TO TULSA. Anyone not being familiar with LAST TRIP TO TULSA, it is on YOUTUBE, LISTED AS Greatest PerformaNCES OF Neal Young,. The song I wrote actually I put on Lit.org (the lyric) it is called THE BOW LEGGED GIRL, and the connection to Neal Youngs TULSA and Arlo Guthries ALICE'S RESTAURANT is pretty obvious if you have heard LAST TRIP TO TULSA and ALICES RESTAURANT. Fun song to do, and I will do a video of BOW LEGGED GIRL next week in Philadelphia. But the lyric should be up here today or tomorrow.

( Posted by: VeeBdosa [Member] On: November 18, 2011 )





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