I therefore felt that this person's campaign really chimed with me. "Poppy Watch tries to gently remind people that each of these poppies stands for someone who died alone, terrified, in agony, far from home, often for no good reason," he says. "It used to be a case of sticking a few pence into a tin for a paper poppy which you stuck in your lapel, and then you had to nurse it through the week as it got all tattered, grubby and dog-eared. It was fragile, and everyone's was the same - maybe that was the point."
But now, from art installations like last years "Weeping Window" to knitted minion-style poppy hats on bollards, even leaving out the right wing associations, the original message seems to have been lost by everyone jumping on the poppy bandwagon.
Here's a link here to the BBC article that drew my attention to the Twitter feed.
Here's the Twitter feed.