By Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae

Lieutenant Colonel John McCraeIn 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

Composed at the battlefront on May 3, 1915
during the second battle of Ypres, Belgium.


Let us remember the human losses and sacrifices on both sides of the fence, and let us learn our lessons, and learn to live in Peace in our home planet we call Earth.

Our history of repetitive wars for thousands of years is now exhausted , we need to grow up now and learn to resolve our conflicts with diplomacy. With the current technology at hand our own planet is at risk!  Let us wake up to a new dawn of Peace, tolerance, and goodwill!

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