Poppy

Poppy

Word: Poppy
Definition: A herbaceous plant with showy flowers, milky sap, and rounded seed capsules. Many poppies contain alkaloids and are a source of drugs such as morphine and codeine.

To My Darling:

I wished to have said the words I had locked in my heart.  When you walked away without knowing any of it. Regrets fill me like the empty cup, and my chest knows only pain; such an endless pit.

War was thrilling, better than sex and all the money in the world. The constant loud bang of gun fire, explosives so deafening, you couldn’t possibly have heard me screaming from afar.

I wrote page upon pages of my adoration for a man I no longer knew. Only to have another reply in his place. Someone new, in the body of my loved one. He had the courage, the passion, to drive into the sun and fight for something worth while– Queen and Country, I suppose.

Now I’ll let you lay to rest.
Your bravery saved millions but killed only one – me.
I wish you would have understood. There was no stopping you, but maybe I could have saved me.

Sincerely,
Your beloved

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For all those who loved and lost, fought and died, remember and never forget.

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