Afar But Not Forgotten

  Afar But Not Forgotten

Painting No.3 from the War Poppy Collection by Jacqueline Hurley
In Waters Deep

In Ocean wastes no poppies blow,

No crosses stand in ordered row,

Their young hearts sleep…beneath the wave…

The spirited, the good, the brave,

But stars a constant vigil keep,

For them who lie beneath the deep.

‘Tis true you cannot kneel in prayer

On certain spot and think. “He’s there.”

But you can to the ocean go…

See whitecaps marching row on row;

Know one for him will always ride…

In and out…with every tide.

And when your span of life is passed,

He’ll meet you at the “Captain’s Mast.”

And they who mourn on distant shore

For sailors who’ll come home no more,

Can dry their tears and pray for these

Who rest beneath the heaving seas…
For stars that shine and winds that blow

And whitecaps marching row on row.

And they can never be lonely be

For when they lived…they chose the sea…

Eileen Mahoney


“We Remember, We Fight On” by Jacqueline Hurley


WE REMEMBER, WE FIGHT ON by Jacqueline Hurley

This is the first painting I created for the War Poppy Collection. Both my grandfather’s fought in WW2, one in the British Army and one in the Royal Navy. Two of my great grandfathers also fought in WW1.

A friend of mine Royal Marine Neil Dunstan was killed in Afghanistan and I painted this as a tribute and remembrance to them all, along with all our other heroes who risked and sacrificed their lives for our freedom.

My War Poppy Collection is to thank you all, I think of you all daily and I will never stop remembering. I hope my paintings reach you and speak to you from my heart. Forever thankful,