Lest We Forget

  Bingalau 21:08 23 Sep 2010

Just found this in an old bible... Does anybody know who the author is?

In Remembrance..

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 poppy grows.

But why are the poppies so red Mumy>
Why are the poppies so red?
Red is the colour of blood, my child,
The blood our soldiers shed.

The heart of the poppy is black Mummy,
Why does it have to be black?
Black, my child, is the colour 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 the fears for you, my child.
For the world is forgetting again.

  Devil Fish 21:21 23 Sep 2010

The poem is called the inquisitive mind of a child as far as i can assertain

but can not find any refrence to who the author is

will keep searching

  Paddylad 22:18 23 Sep 2010

I'm sorry I cannot help with the authors name but that very beautiful poem will probably be completely forgotten in 5 years time. I'd be over the moon if a hslf decent singer could put it to appropriate music

  Forum Editor 22:27 23 Sep 2010

will probably be completely forgotten in 5 years time."

That's doubtful, it's been around for many years, and crops up all the time. The author is unknown.

  muddypaws 22:28 23 Sep 2010

All searches I have done say 'Author unknown.

  Devil Fish 23:40 23 Sep 2010

it is a beautiful poem that deserves to have a named author but alas i cannot find one

We have the unknown soldier so why not the unknown author as it serves as a solom message to us all

do not fdo not repeat the same mistakes that blighted the world in the past

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