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The Poppy Field

Michaela Dolk
Singapore 2001

My nickname is “Poppy”. I go to school at Tanglin. I was born in Singapore.  My friends come from different places.  I have two brothers but no sisters. I go to England every summer holiday. Whenever I go to England to see my Granny and Opa, I see poppy fields. I love them and so I decided to make a sculpture of a poppy field. It reminds me of my holidays. I put airplane wings on my sculpture because we fly to England to see the poppies. I love living in Singapore but I miss seeing the poppy fields. Every year they sell fake poppies at Tanglin.  It is on the day the great war finished.  Opa was born when the war finished.