Inspirational Thoughts


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For Memorial Day Weekend

People today do not understand the symbolism of the Poppy to the Veteran.
During the Great War (AKA - World War I : WW-I) there were several large battles
near Flanders (Belgium) in the Ypres Salient
- This was part of what was known
as the Western Front.

Authored by Canadian physician Lieutenant-Colonel John McCrae who served there.

In Flanders Fields

In Flanders Fields, the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie,
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.


^ You tell the truth, according to a book I read winter before last (yes, I read a book). Now, I know the significance of the Poppy.

And, I remember from English class (amazing, eh?) the poem is in iambic pentameter - at least the first and third stanzas. Thanks for sharing.


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this is my motivation to get up every morning. LOL


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I'm creating this thread to channel inspiration words into one place. It could be words of encouragement, a meaningful passage from scripture, or just a great story you've heard that celebrates the good and power of positive thinking and doing.

You may also use this space to ask others for encouragement.

We never know the entire story of people around us...even our closest friends. Just kind words or a similar story may empower someone to turn things around during sad or dark times.

This will be a safe place. I don't post much anymore, but I read often, and I will heavily police the comments on this thread. No negativity. Lighthearted joking/laughing is fine as long as it's not at the expense of another poster or their words. I'll push Yappi for stiff recourse to those who belittle the intent of this thread.

That being said, I hope to see lots of participation from past, present and future Yappi users.

Have a wonderful day!
Great, and so strongly needed in today’s world.

Thank you.


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If you want someone to remember what you're telling them, swear! - General George S. Patton

Don't be discouraged when you fail. Most of what you learn in life is because you did it wrong the first time!
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Even though we seem to have alot of turmoil in this country politically, this is still the greatest country on this planet. People still want to come here and become citizens legally and I have full faith we'll get this turned around. 2023 may be a little rough, but I think by the end of the year, we'll be moving in the right direction.