Colin Ian Jeffery

(20th May 1942 / Caterham)

Poems of Colin Ian Jeffery

1. ABERFAN 11/2/2008
2. AIRGUNNER 4/22/2014
3. ANDERSON SHELTER 8/19/2012
4. AUSCHWITZ 8/24/2012
5. BAPTISE MY SOUL 8/25/2012
6. BATTLE OF BRITAIN 5/20/2008
7. BECAUSE OF YOU -new- 7/12/2014
8. BEST FRIEND 4/20/2013
9. BILLY 5/23/2008
10. BLACK RABBIT 11/14/2008
11. BLOOD RED POPPIES 2/10/2008
12. BLOOD SPORTS 8/24/2008
13. BONES AT DYING 2/10/2008
14. BORIS JOHNSON 3/29/2013
15. Boxer Dogs 7/4/2014
16. BRIGHT STAR 5/30/2013
17. BRITAIN'S FERAL CHILDREN 2/20/2008
18. BRITISH SOLDIER 7/5/2012
19. BROTHER AFRICA 2/17/2008
20. BROTHER JOHN -new- 7/16/2014

BLOOD RED POPPIES

During the battle of the Somme, France,1916, the British sustained 60,000 casualties on the first day. Torrential rains turned the battlefield into a quagmire. In one month the Allies advanced five miles at the cost of 450,000 German.200,000 French and 420,000 British lives. I lost two uncles


Blood red poppies sway
Over silent fields
Where birds no longer sing.

Once big guns roared
And young men

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