I've been reading several articles about wearing a poppy in November in the run-up to the Armistice remembrance - a longing for peace marked by similarly poor quality politicians who have sent many to their deaths in the past.
- Wearing a poppy now justfies folly of current politicians
- Wearing a 'fashionable' poppy mocks the war dead
- Reasons to not wear a poppy because it promotes war
- White poppies campaign for peace
I look at the huge numbers of poppies that abound at this time and 'see' a sea of blood, wasted lives, societies and families losing their children, parents, friends and other loved ones. People worth remembering - and then prompting thoughts of how to achieve peace.