11.11.2005

Remembrance Day (bc)// Veterans Day (usa)

D is currently buried under a pile of photos, so she asked me to type the following poem in honor of the day and the men who died to free the world from tyranny. Written by Canadian physician John McCrae.


In Flanders Fields

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead.
Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.

30 comments:

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Brittany said...

Turn word verification on!

Josh Sczebel said...

thats stupid.............. anonymous cant even spell.
"phishing?"

hey, is that dams?

Brittany said...

I think it is a new term for spam. Heehee.

rebekah said...

i am going to comment about what was actually written...
cool poem. i was watching something on PBS late last night on WW2. i only saw about 5 minutes of it, but the narrators were reading letters from soldiers at war and i just started crying. it was cool.

Brittany said...

I would comment on what is written but I barely ever read it.

joel sczebel said...

It is good poetry. And written from the perspective of someone who actually understood what he was talking about. Too many people write about war, but have absolutely no idea what they're talking about. He was there. He saw all the guys getting blown apart. That adds volume to it. i appreciate it, but I appreciate from the view of an ordinary person who has never experienced anything close to what was going on then. It is hard to even say that I can understand what he's talking about, but I don't. To me it is a few lines that speak of things that I know nothing of. But I suppose that's a good thing, because that's what they all died to gain.

Brittany said...

Wow, that was the most on topic comment I have seen in a long time. You could probably write a book on that poem:-)

dams said...

good post...thanks. i'm surprised i didn't get dissed or anything!

nope i'm not anonymous. duh...

thinkin' of all the guys in iraq right now. insanity. but yet i should still pray for them and so often i dont because all the ones i knew somewhat are home. but others are still there. dang.

off to sleep cause its almost morning time here...

Lauren said...

So you are doing a picture board right? I'm just worried that there isn't going to be one, because I haven't actually heard (or read) anything saying someone is doing one. I had absolutely no time to do one at all, so I'm hoping that the pictures you were piled under are for the board.

dams said...

DO NOT FEAR hahahahahaha...
yes my canadain roomie, i'm doing a board for canada, and it's in writing somewhere on this post.

it's still in progress though...i forgot myself...hahahahahaha it's really funny. wait till you see it!

Brittany said...

I should be there a little bit early Damaris, and I can probably help with any last minute details.

joel sczebel said...

Dang L, you were sure up early. Actually I guess it was about 7:30? or.....I don't know.

Brittany said...

I guess she really wanted to comment before anyone else.

joel sczebel said...

That's still quite early. even I wouldn't get up that early to comment. she must have had some good excuse.

Brittany said...

Probably not.

Lauren said...

Actually, I had to be at Universal Studios at 8:45am. That's why I was up that early. You all know that I would NOT get up at 7am if I didn't have to.

Brittany said...

Yeh, I know now:-) We did pretty good considering we had 10-15 minutes to wake up and get ready. But I always sleep until the last minute.

damaris said...

aaaahhh really struggling w/ choosign the joyfulness today...have to go to dance and i konw i'm gonna be tested.

BUT I deserve hell so I have every reason to rejoice!!!! thank you Jesus..

God is goodness.

joel sczebel said...

What time was that FL time?

Brittany said...

Uhmm, I think about 3.

joel sczebel said...

No I meant when L was posting. Probably like 7:00am? whatever.

Brittany said...

Probably.

joel sczebel said...

So that's really not so impressive. 4:30 would have been impressive.

Brittany said...

Yeah, but this is Canadian time.

joel sczebel said...

No it isn't. At least I think not.

joel sczebel said...

dams has disappeared

rebekah said...

yeah, seriously, where is that girl?

looking for myslef said...

nobody knows where she is...

joel sczebel said...

Ahh. Good to see that you are alive dams. I woujld recommend a newish post. haahjaha. no pressure though.