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Why are they selling poppies Mummy?


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Why are they selling poppies Mummy?

Selling poppies in town today

The poppies, child, are flowers of love

For the men who marched away.

But why have they chosen a poppy Mummy?

Why not a beautiful rose?

Because my child, men fought and died

In the fields where the poppies grow.

But why are the poppies so red Mummy?

Red is the colour of blood, my child

The blood that our soldiers shed

The heart of the popy is black Mummy

Why does it have to be black Mummy?

Black, my child is the symbol of grief,

For the men who never came back.

But why, Mummy, are you crying so?

Your tears are giving you pain.

My tears are my fears for you my child

For the world is forgetting again.

 

 

 

NEVER FORGET - FREEDOM HAS ITS PRICE

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