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Guerin Remembers

Riddles are little poems or phrases that pose a question that needs answering. Riddles frequently rhyme, but this is not a requirement.


Puzzle ID:#32433
Fun:*** (2.9)
Difficulty:*** (2.62)
Submitted By:FreddyPharkasAen*****!




In Flanders fields, where once was blood,
From battles for so few yards of mud,
I woke from such slumber deep,
And mocked the blood the havoc wreaked.

But now I show our future hope,
And enable veterans to cope,
By provoking memories of blood,
Before new battlefields can flood.

What am I?

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Aug 13, 2006

Very nicely done. Most of us have veterans in our families, so it was heart-warming to have this remembrance of them. Thank you.
Aug 13, 2006

Great teaser, very nicely done
Aug 13, 2006

Aug 13, 2006

kind of hard but fun.
Aug 13, 2006

I thought it was simple. Mainly because Flanders Field is taught every year at our school... good poem.
Aug 13, 2006

Two thumbs WAY up!
Aug 13, 2006

nice job!
Aug 15, 2006

Very politely said! 2 thumbs up from this absent-minded character.
Aug 16, 2006

Yet another awesome teaser by FreddyPharkas the teaser mastermind! Great job, FP. Although it was kinda easy as I live in New Zealand (ANZAC).
Aug 16, 2006

Thanks everyone, glad you liked it.
Aug 20, 2006

very educational.
Jul 28, 2007

Freddy, I really liked the poem; did you write it?
Mosca, a veteran
Jul 28, 2007

Apart from the start, it's mine. Thanks!!
Aug 02, 2008

I guessed white crosses from the ones that adorn all the graves there of fallen soldiers. I didn't remember the poem In Flanders Field in detail or I'd have known the answer was the poppy. My father was older than most and was actually in WW I in Europe.
Aug 02, 2008

Thank you, thank a vet. Besides the American Military I can only think of one other person willing to die for you.
Aug 02, 2008

Very well-written riddle on a great topic.

I had no trouble with this because just two weeks ago I wrote a Braingle Trivia Quiz on the poem, "In Flanders Fields". In Canada we hear the poem every year for Remembrance Day ceremonies.
Aug 02, 2008

Nice poem Freddy. Very nice teaser. Like many of the others,I got it immediately. Thank you so much for posting.
Aug 02, 2008

As a veteran it came to me right away.Well written.Thank you.
Aug 02, 2008

I vaguely remembered the poem, and forgot about the poppies.
Very nice. Didn't really understand about the poppies significance. Thanks!
Aug 02, 2008

I didn't get it right, but I felt really dumb when I read the answer. My school choir sang "In Flander's Fields" (which I'm guessing is the poem put to music...) last year. It was a beautiful song, and I can't believe I didn't think of the poppy. The first verse of the song, "In Flander's field the poppies blow between the crosses, row on row..." Thanks you for bringing back some memories. Great riddle!
Aug 02, 2008

Thank you for a great teaser.
Aug 02, 2008

Easy if you know the poem; I always get a poppy when I see the veterans!
Aug 02, 2008

Easy if you know the poem; I always get a poppy when I see the veterans!
Aug 02, 2011

Although this is AROB, I still appreciate the thought that went into this teaser.
Aug 02, 2011

And a hello to auntiesis and GnMi
Aug 02, 2011

I guessed monument/memorial, mainly because I never encountered the poem in school.

In fact, I was going to get nitpicky and suggest the line should have the possesive quality Flanders' fields or the adjective quality Flemish fields, but I can't really pick apart a literary classic for technical grammar issues, can I?
Aug 02, 2011

Good riddle and brought back a lot of memories to many of us! I remember learning this poem back in elementary school and I loved it. Waving a poppy and sending heartfelt thanks to all our vets and the men and women serving our country now! Many nice, positive comments today!
Aug 02, 2011

This is lovely! Thank you!
Aug 02, 2011

I knew it was related to WWI, but didn't get it. Thank you. I learned something today.
Aug 02, 2011

I thought this was well thought out and well written. One of the better teasers
Aug 02, 2011


In Flanders Fields

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.
We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.
Aug 02, 2011

As with many others, I got this right away, again because we had to learn it as far back as Kindergarten and recite it every November 11 for our entire school careers Not to mention that as a former "base brat" I go to the Cenotaph in town on all memorial occasions (Remembrance Day, VE day, D-Day, etc) so hear it quite often. Have never heard it sung though.
Aug 02, 2011

I knew this one right off, but then at my age (never you mind but plenty old enough) I was familiar with the poem, its meaning, and I have a multitude of poppies from brand new bought this Memorial Day to old ones, barely recognizable, from years past. Nice way to bring it to the attention of a younger generation - I salute you! ;-)
Aug 02, 2011

omg all that war stuff is just sad but that poopy thing is pretty cool
Aug 02, 2011

srry i meant poppy i misspelled it wrong cuz i wuz thinking of sum1 else (not a boyfriend, mind you!)
Aug 04, 2014

Also easy for me as I am well versed on the poem and I write poetry myself. I have won awards, and been published in home town magazines.
I do want to say to Habs that she or he is an inspiration to me after reading the comment about the percentage of lost sight and how you carried on. Thank you! What a great person you are
By the way...Good teaser too!
Aug 04, 2014

As commented above, as a Canadian, we learn the poem very early. The mere mention of Flanders Field instantly made me think of poppies.

Thanks Babe. I just figured I had two choices: sit on government assistance feeling sorry for myself, or get up brush myself off, and carry on.
Nothing would change the I can no longer see well so why not accept it and get on with life.
Aug 04, 2014

He will render judgment among the nations
And set matters straight respecting many peoples.
They will beat their swords into plowshares
And their spears into pruning shears.
Nation will not lift up sword against nation,
Nor will they learn war anymore.

~Isaiah 2:4

Aug 04, 2014

This was well written. It was easy for me though.
Aug 04, 2014

As HABS said, the mere mention of Flanders Field made me think of poppies! I always loved the special holidays where we remembered our service men and women and our veterans. Thanks for posting!
Apr 20, 2017

This was pretty easy, but I found it beautifully written and very respectful of those who lost their lives on the battlefield.

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