Freckles And Dark Hair

Weekly Prompts – Your second chance to be creative

This weeks word prompt, Hybrid

 

I’m of mixed origin

Am I a hybrid

An off-spring of my parents

Dad was a red-head with freckles

From Tasmania, a convicts great-grandson

Mum had dark hair and olive skin

A German and Scottish background

She was born in Penang Malaysia

They were worlds apart

The great war shaped their paths

Time and peace brought them together

I’m their hybrid, freckles and dark hair

 

Ivor Steven (c)  2018

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Hi, and welcome to my blog site. My name is Ivor Steven, I live in Geelong, Australia. I'm a retired, part-time plumber, and a former Carer of my wife(Carole), for 30 years, who suffered from severe MS. I Write poetry about those personal thoughts, throughout and beyond my life as a Carer. I've been blogging for 9 months, and writing poems for nearly 18 years. Of course a lot of my poems are about my favourite subject Carole, but since I've been blogging my writings have become quite varied, humourous, mystical, observational, and even a few monster/horror poems.

48 thoughts on “Freckles And Dark Hair”

  1. The emblem of Yorkshire is the white rose, the emblem of Lancashire is the red rose. I’m the offspring of each so that makes me a hybrid rose!
    You linked to the home page where pingbacks won’t show up, You’re not the first and I can see why the confusion, I’ll change the wording. Can you link again using this one http://weeklyprompts.com/2018/06/12/word-prompt-hybrid Oh and I did comment on your last one, the lovely old photos, could it have gone into your spam folder? 😊

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  2. The emblem of Yorkshire is the white rose, the emblem of Lancashire is the red rose. I’m the offspring of each so that makes me a hybrid rose!
    You linked to the home page where pingbacks won’t show up, You’re not the first and I can see why the confusion, I’ll change the wording. Can you link again using this one http://weeklyprompts.com/2018/06/12/word-prompt-hybrid Oh and I did comment on the Random one, the lovely old photos, could it have gone into your spam folder? Assuming of course that I remembered to click POST Comment! 😀

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  3. The emblem of Yorkshire is the white rose, the emblem of Lancashire is the red rose. I’m the offspring of each so that makes me a hybrid rose!
    You linked to the home page where pingbacks won’t show up, You’re not the first and I can see why the confusion, I’ll change the wording. Can you link again using this one http://weeklyprompts.com/2018/06/12/word-prompt-hybrid Oh and I did comment on your last one, the lovely old photos, could it have gone into your spam folder? Assuming of course that I remembered to click POST COMMENT

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      1. Thank you I got the e-mail. Trouble was I kept re-writing and sending them until the penny dropped that they’d ended up in Spam, so you now have duplicated ones!!

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      1. It’s tribalism. Tribalism is ok for species that is small in number living on the edge of starvation. The first thing most animals do when they enter a new territory is mark it. I use to watch my cat prowl her territory before she settled down for the night.

        Tribalism has no survival value for a species that dominates this planet and has the technology to it needs colonize and explore other world’s. Tribalism is the appendix of human instincts.

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      2. Interesting, I love your views on our human instincts Robert. So most of our fuck-wit leaders are verging on tribaliism, I probably over-generalise, but that’s me.

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  4. You are not alone my friend. My Dad was a pale English origin with thick hair that didn’t last and my mom was a red haired, freckle faced Scottish lass. My brother got her red hair and freckles and i got Dad’s hair thinning bald spot gene!

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