Tue, 06 Dec 2022 Today's Paper

In memory of fallen heroes: Remembering the sacrifices of those young lives

1 November 2019 02:06 am - 0     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

A A A

Sombre November rolls along   
Bringing grim reminders of death and decay;   
Starting with the Festival of the Dead.   


Cleaned up grave-yards, aglow with candle-light   
Masses of flowers atop mounds; garlanded monuments   
A colourful festival of the dead.   


Whisps of vapoury smoke   
Whispered prayers, stinging tears.   


Red Poppies for fallen heroes   
Who braved war that others might live.   


Dismembered bodies   
On desolate modern Flanders   
As crimson blood seeps, merging with the soil.   


As imitation poppies do the rounds.   


Can this once a year reminder, suffice?   
The great sacrifice!   


Could scarlet poppies or crimson roses e’er repay?   
The sacrifice of those young lives that bled away.

Jeannette Cabraal   
Waragoda Rd, Kelaniya


Order Gifts to Sri Lanka. See Kapruka's top selling online shopping categories such as Toys, Vegetables, Grocery, Flowers, Birthday Cakes, Fruits, Chocolates, Clothing and Electronics. Also see Kapruka's unique online services such as Sending Money,Online Books, Delivery Service, Food Delivery and over 700 top brands. Also get products from Amazon & Ebay via Kapruka Gloabal Shop Sri Lanka

  Comments - 0

Order Gifts to Sri Lanka. See Kapruka's top selling online shopping categories such as Toys, Vegetables, Grocery, Flowers, Birthday Cakes, Fruits, Chocolates, Clothing and Electronics. Also see Kapruka's unique online services such as Sending Money,Online Books, Delivery Service, Food Delivery and over 700 top brands. Also get products from Amazon & Ebay via Kapruka Gloabal Shop Sri Lanka

Add comment

Comments will be edited (grammar, spelling and slang) and authorized at the discretion of Daily Mirror online. The website also has the right not to publish selected comments.

Reply To:

Name - Reply Comment




Order Gifts to Sri Lanka. See Kapruka's top selling online shopping categories such as Toys, Vegetables, Grocery, Flowers, Birthday Cakes, Fruits, Chocolates, Clothing and Electronics. Also see Kapruka's unique online services such as Sending Money,Online Books, Delivery Service, Food Delivery and over 700 top brands. Also get products from Amazon & Ebay via Kapruka Gloabal Shop Sri Lanka

Economy Decoded! Let’s talk about tax!

We explain the proposed new tax reforms in Sri Lanka and what it means

She said/He said

Much has been written and said in the last few days since the news was releas

POLICE ON TRIAL: Exercising Authority without Accountability

Although armed with the power of the State and empowered to use force against

Downfall and death of LTTE’s Mahathaya

The Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) ceased to exist as a functioning