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Proud

By lifesnapper  
Hi all on this Remembrace Sunday.
Over the last Week or so, I have been amazed at some of the things that have been said and done regarding the wearing of Poppies. Sadly I have felt the need to put Pen to Paper once more, and in a somewhat bitter way, and in V2 today, I have placed the words I wrote over the original image. I hope this does not offend!

John.

Tags: General Remembrance Poppy day

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marktc Plus
11 101 15 United Kingdom
13 Nov 2011 8:39AM
Very thought provoking, not offended at all.
213hardy 13 719 England
13 Nov 2011 8:43AM

Quote:Very thought provoking, not offended at all.


In total agreement

Den
mrswoolybill Plus
15 3.1k 2475 United Kingdom
13 Nov 2011 9:00AM
V1 for me -that light is so beautiful that I'd rather leave it to speak.
Moira
andylea 13 37 1 United Kingdom
13 Nov 2011 9:03AM
v1 for me today john a stunning tribute nice one Wink
andy
woolybill1 Plus
15 38 78 United Kingdom
13 Nov 2011 9:19AM
I do think V1 speaks for itself, John.
Regards
Bill
13 Nov 2011 9:25AM
Thanks for your comments so far everyone. But I'm afraid that if I have something to say, I just have to say it. It's a sad fact that in this Country of ours today, we just have to stand up and be counted, or lay down and be walked over. The latter, is not what they died for, or would've expected of us.

John.
AnnChown 12 207 1 United Kingdom
13 Nov 2011 10:13AM
The light in v1 is just stunning John.
Ann
barbarahirst 13 27 12 United Kingdom
13 Nov 2011 10:44AM
Dont you think we should be doing something about our elected polititions ?
I demonstrated against the Vietnam war in the 60's in Australia ... some of my school mates died then in a country that had nothing to do with Aus... has anything changed ??
NO!!
sorry but felt in need to say this
I agree with the woolys V1 says it all
pascalg Plus
14 37 1 France
13 Nov 2011 10:57AM
thought provoking...
lonely_oryx 14 61 55 England
13 Nov 2011 11:03AM
Excellent
barbarahirst 13 27 12 United Kingdom
13 Nov 2011 11:08AM
As an extra ... my son with his wife and my 2 granddaughters now live and work and study in Vietnam
Life is strange and not always black and white.
dmhuynh72 14 47 3 United Kingdom
13 Nov 2011 2:31PM
Lovely tribute John
regards
Yung
Sezz 17 619 15 England
13 Nov 2011 3:46PM
Moving words and pictures John!

Sarah *
teocali Plus
13 442 18 England
13 Nov 2011 3:46PM

Quote:Thanks for your comments so far everyone. But I'm afraid that if I have something to say, I just have to say it. It's a sad fact that in this Country of ours today, we just have to stand up and be counted, or lay down and be walked over. The latter, is not what they died for, or would've expected of us.

John.



How I agree with you John
Sylvia
Glostopcat 15 255 2 England
13 Nov 2011 4:31PM
Very thought provoking indeed John, such beautiful light on the war memorial in v1
Eviscera 15 1.1k 149 United Kingdom
13 Nov 2011 5:58PM
2 true
derekhansen 13 210 24 United Kingdom
13 Nov 2011 7:26PM
Proud. And rightly so.
Derek
Suehh 14 39 6 England
13 Nov 2011 9:47PM
John, the light in V1 is perfection - the light shows the way. And I am proud of you for your words in V2 - more of us should have the courage to speak out loud.

Bless you x
mikbee 14 3 8 Scotland
14 Nov 2011 1:27AM
I agree with your words John,and they do not offend me.
You can write these words because we have in this country ''Freedom of Speech''.
We can argue about the ''politics'' of it all until the cows come home.
But as far as I am concerned,all these names on the graves we see at this time of year,
contribute a Hell of a long way as to why we have freedom of speech today !!
Mick.
G3 19 13 2 United States
14 Nov 2011 1:57AM
V2... NO other words are needed
Dave87 14 42 5 England
15 Nov 2011 6:39PM
Below is a copy and paste from just one of the our national newspapers / web sites dated 12 November 2011.

VILE Muslim protesters set fire to poppies and screamed: “British soldier’s burn in Hell!” (including pictures not uploaded here) as the UK held a two-minute silence to honour troops yesterday. Extremists, some covering their faces, waved banners reading: “Islam will dominate” as they gathered near London’s Royal Albert Hall.

Do these people not understand how their actions upset others? Keeping in mind - nobody asked them to come live here.

An excellent tribute to those who lost their life during two world wars and later conflicts.

Dave.
16 Nov 2011 5:40PM
Thanks for that Dave, and it brings my Poem right up to the whole point of writing it. Thanks mate.

John.

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