Saturday, November 22, 2014

Lest We Forget--The Poppy--By Jane Richer--Canada

Lest We Forget--The Poppy

In Flander's field where courageous soldiers lie below
there I am planted besides the crosses row by row.
To forever be a reminder of the brave ones that died,
my face is sad; the darkest black as you look inside.

I wear a red velvet gown; to remind you of the blood that was shed,
I hear every cry and feel the tears that are dropped upon my head.
I am there as a reminder; to those families of brave ones gone,
that their sacrifice; led to freedom and a brand new dawn!

Jane Richer is a poet and writer who lives in Alberta, Canada. She is published online and in print. She loves to poke fun at herself and rather likes to write tongue-in-cheek poetry but she will dabble in all kinds of genres to widen her creative nature. She loves to 'sister'- (write a complimentary poem) and feels that is the greatest form of acknowledgment and respect in expression for another poet's talent.


  1. Dear Jane, what a poignant well written poem honoring those who have died I battle.
    Thank you for sharing your wonderful talent.
    Love, Charlene

  2. Jane, I really like how you've "taken the voice of a hero" and given your words a sort of echoing feeling in the read......... very creative! Sheri

  3. Dear Jane,

    A very well written poem for Remembrance Day. I like how you used the poppy to represent all the soldiers that had passed fighting for the freedom we have today. Thank you for sharing your poetry with us.


  4. Hi Jane. This is a unique and nicely-written poem. Thank you for sharing and continued blessings!

    -MJ (

  5. A beautiful poem to honor those who have fought for freedom and died, each a hero in his own right. Have a wonderful Holiday Jane, Hugs, Connie