We feel very honoured that the beautiful, thoughtful display that the children of Hillside helped to create at Milton Church inspired a member of our community to write the following poem:
The globe, that is Earth, spins on its axis
Wars, raids, attacks come and go.
Today’s allies are yesterday’s enemies,
Remembrance cloaks our mind,
Lost lives, lost loves, lost youth, lost years.
With waves of sadness our hearts are beset.
The scarlet poppy bravely pushes upwards
Towards the warming sun.
Where naught else grows or lies.
A symbol of hope in the mist of despair,
Reminding us “Lest We Forget.”
God’s love transcends all human folly
Forgetting, forgiving, healing….