Cindy LaPenna

Cindy lives in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania and has written news, feature and op-ed pieces for various newspapers. She began writing poetry in the latter months of 2002


In Flanders Fields,
(and too many others)
boys sleep,
blanketed by poppies…
oblivious to the generations
that put them there.

Author’s Note: This poem was a result of a writing exercise where you choose from a variety of words and make them into your own poem. The original poem was about World War II, but I crafted this poem as an observation of war in general.