THE WAR POPPY
Engulfed by crimson, I bow my head;
Your pain and tears wilt me.
In the soil and mud, I found my place;
Where the still of peace embraced thee.
Here I watch over, where others laid;
Weary and rough as I.
Their memory nurtures and sets me free,
So I bloom from where they lie.
I stand strong and unyielding, for I am proud;
Like you, I am blessed and free.
As we remember those who gave,
Their lives for you and me.
‘The War Poppy’ Poem by Jacqueline Hurley (2017)
‘War Poppies’ Painting by Jacqueline Hurley (2017)
‘You Don’t Stand Alone’ by Jacqueline Hurley
“It is a sad day that I have painted another dove on my remembrance painting. Thoughts are with all the families and loved ones –
The shock and grief have become the foundations of this painting. Over-layered with sorrow and reflection.
The doves are representative of the four innocent lives lost and our hope for peace. PC Keith Palmer stands proud, a hero to us all, he paid the ultimate pride whilst protecting the public and democracy. What unites us is far greater than what divides us – remembrance poppies of solidarity”.
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