Poppies

The battle fields are filled with poppies
A symbol of those souls who never made it home
They leave behind families and friends who will never see them again
A child will never be able to look into her fathers eyes
They didn’t even get to say goodbye

Some remain living with an invisible illness that is like living in a war zone
The sound of bombs ruptures every blood vessel in the body
The earth feels unsteady
But ready to face the challenges ahead and some words are best unsaid
With time they will find a peace inside
Away from the battle lines

© Rosie Burnham

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s

About Rosie Burnham

Twitter: @Rosie_Burnham Blog: rosieburnham.com Huffingpost Blog: www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/author/rosie-burnham Very Loose Women (ResonanceFM): http://bit.ly/2l02xw3 Women's Health Magazine (Strong Minds Issue): https://www.pressreader.com/uk/womens-health-uk/20171201/282948155497339