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POPPY: My Entry for MLMM Photo Challenge #375

Photo from Pixabay


Use the image posted on Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie as inspiration for a poem or short story. Alternatively, if you are an artist or photographer, use this as an opportunity to showcase your own work.

You have 1 week to complete this challenge.

When you’re done, tag the post Photo Challenge and MindLoveMisery’s Menagerie, and add your link to the Link Button on the website. Also don’t forget to link to the original post or copy your post’s URL into the comments.


In the Scottish Highlands,

a soldier awakes—bruised, beaten, he feels

the pain of war-inflicted injury, but notices

his wounds dressed in clean gauze,

the gash under his eye sealed with a bandage.

And tucked in it is a miniature flower.

A poppy.

He looks around, but is all alone.

Where is the battlefield?

Where are his comrades?

Then he sees—

only just disappearing amidst the foliage—

a fair maiden with flowing red hair,

like the poppy in his hand, like the Poppy in his heart.

With a sigh, he rests his head upon the grass;

it didn’t matter where he was anymore.


P.S. Hello, dear readers! This is my first attempt at writing poetry in free verse. How do you think it turned out? Let me know in the comments! 🙂


An aspiring writer, among many other things. Loves crafting memorable, heartwarming slice-of-life stories. Has a jolly time creating magical, fantastical adventures for readers to immerse themselves in!

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