Write a Poem for Remembrance

This year, at All Saints Church we are going to do something different to commemorate Remembrance Day and we want to encourage you and all our community to take part

We have come up with an idea that everyone of any age or family group can take part in.

Remembrance Day means many different things to different people. It is not only those who have fallen in conflict that we may remember at this time. Today we have new reasons to be thankful and remember those modern-day heroes, the NHS, the Police and all the support and emergency services, who have given their lives to serve their communities and neighbours. We have all been touched by the increasing numbers of those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our safety and liberty.

So, what is this idea?

We want you to write a poem about ‘remembrance’.

It can be as short as four lines or as long as the Iliad. It is up to you. You can write it in prose, iambic pentameter, haiku or in rhyming couplets, whatever format you prefer. You can do it on your own or with your families or partners. Your poem can be anonymous, or you can proudly take credit for it. The point is that we want everyone from 4 to 104 to contribute their offering.
It is not a competition. We want to display all the poems for everyone to read. We may record some and play them during our Remembrance Services. We will display them on boards in church, and publish them in our newsletters, on our website, social media channels and magazine. If there are a lot, we may consider printing a small book as a commemorative.

So, get your thinking caps on and try getting ideas down on paper. You have all of October to write your poem so there are no excuses. Give it a go. Your words will then live in our hearts as we pause to remember those who have given their lives for their country and their friends. There is no greater love.

How to take part

Poems can be submitted by mail, email, by hand – or carrier pigeon! – to the Parish Office in The Cornerstone or using the form below.

Please have a go.

Any words you put down “on paper” will have meaning and touch a chord in someone’s heart.

So, let’s all join in and make this a very special offering of ‘remembrance’ from All Saints Church.

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