A POPPY IS NOT A BADGE OF HONOUR!

I AM NOT A BADGE OF HONOUR by Paul Hunter

I am not a badge of honour,

I am not a racist smear,

I am not a fashion statement,

To be worn but once a year,

I am not glorification

Of conflict or of war.

I am not a paper ornament

A token,

I am more.

 

I am a loving memory,

Of a father or a son,

A permanent reminder

Of each and every one.

 

Im paper or enamel

I’m old or shining new,

I’m a way of saying thank you,

To every one of you.

 

I am a simple poppy

A Reminder to you all,

That courage faith and honour,

Will stand where heroes fall.

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