Papaver

What?

You wonder what does this word mean and what the heck am I in for now!

Well.

I picked up my poppy today from the volunteers raising money for the Veterans of our Wars.

How is War still a thing?

I got to thinking about why this is this flower the symbol of honoring Veterans?

I mean I know a heck of a lot about the poppy; in Latin it is named papaver…

This story started with men fighting and killing each other and then after the fight people came to bury the bodies. WW1. Ish.

There are seeds of many plants that can lay dormant in the soil for years and be it fire, earthquake, or a hundred graves, they will rise up to germinate.

There are many planty things humans can’t always control. Thank you Universe!

This poem came about after this Canadian Military Doctor, John M. McCrae viewed the killing field and it was filled with blooming red poppies…

I am not ever here to bum you out and my best advice to any soul is to never watch the Evening News.

It’s ok to just focus on you, yes you and your inner bits and also the ones you love…

You may be able to actually do something to help.

Yep I always have something knitted in; I hope you know by now that I am trying to figure this out too.

The poppy plant is the source of Opium and Heroin…

The big Pharma companies have figured out how to make money off of us by creating synthetic laboratory version. Intense and addictive. Codeine and Oxycodone. Fentanyl. Killed my Prince.

Like sugar cane. Yes Virginia, sugar is ridiculous addictive.

However…

Historically, like way way back, this poppy plant was such a useful medicine.

Milder and gentler, the flowers and the seeds and the resin from the seed pods were a wonderful healthy natural medicine.

I cannot be more specific but you can learn more on your own…

People don’t need to die and there is a way to wean them off with a 1.50$ packet of seeds.

I have said too much but if you are doubtful of actual plants on the Earth and more confident in a nicely shaped pill please reevaluate your position.

I feel like so many have died in War but also just regular random people like us have died and it doesn’t have to continue.

It is worth the effort to learn a little more; in this case I am tossing the ball to you.

My tribe.

The full moon is coming. Get ready.❤️

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