Royal Mail Elastic bands harm hedgehogs. If my British followers could sign the below petition I'd be really grateful.

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/413/275/845/discarded-elastic-bands-harm-hedgehogs/?z00m=21391524&redirectID=1441386407

Postards to hand to the postie and letterbox size stickers are also available by email from info@britishhedgehogs.org.uk
i.o


11 Nov 2011

THE PAPER DOVE - A REMEMBERANCE DAY POEM.

Its soft white feathers flutter in the wind,

Gliding gently over fields
And countries torn by war,
It has no idea of the fighting below,

Its soft white feathers flutter in the wind,
Its eyes are heavy,
Visions lie heavy in its mind,
The poppy fields glide past,

Its soft white feathers flutter in the wind,
They feel the blasts,
The pain,
The black mass that engulfs the men,


Its soft white feathers flutter in the wind,
Children crying for their fathers,
After reading letters of loss,
The endless sombre parades,

Its soft white feathers flutter in the wind,
Love lies underneath,
Blood red poppies scattered below,
The folded feathers float onto the poppy fields.


Its soft white feathers flutter in the wind,
Launched by a child, off mountains high,
Watched by millions,
A peace spreader,
A hope bringer,
Only soft white paper feathers fall in the wind,
From The Paper Dove.

- Written by Mark
Age 14 (2010)
Heckmondwike Grammar School, Yorkshire, UK.

14 comments:

R. Ramesh said...

peace spreader- need of the hour across the globe...good one ya...wishes..

StarTraci said...

Just lovely. Thanks for sharing.
:-)
Traci

short poems said...

Beautiful post Petty, thanks for sharing with us!

All the best
Marinela

Dorte H said...

A beautiful tribute!

joan said...

great post so suitable for today
thankyou

Melissa (Books and Things) said...

What a nice post! I can't believe he is only 14!

Suko said...

Beautiful poem!

Kelly said...

This is lovely....and I was not expecting the author to be only 14!

Thanks for sharing it here.

Jenners said...

Wow … only 14 years old!

Kalyan said...

lovely words...nicely crafted lines!

anilkurup said...

The strength of the poem is enhanced by the age of the poet.

My Daily London said...

A perfect tribute!

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

how did i miss this one!
what a lovely poem!

only 14 year old? wow!

hugs
betty xx

Alexia561 said...

Beautiful!