The name Dallas

Hangs proudly under my verandah

The name of our old family house

There’s only us cousins, who are left

We’re unsure as to where Dallas first came from

We do know that Dallas

Was uncle John’s middle name

But where did the name originate

It’s a family mystery to us now

There’s no other mention, anywhere in our family history

And the name has not been used again

The name Dallas, shall now remain

Hanging under my verandah

As a silent memorial to uncle John


Ivor Steven (c)  2019

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G'day, and welcome to my blog site. My name is Ivor Steven, I live in Geelong, Australia. I'm an ex-industrial chemist, and a retired 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 over 2 years, and writing poems for 19 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.

21 thoughts on “Dallas”

    1. Yes Ali, thd mystery of the name Dallas is a great talking point among all us cousins, we love our family history and the associated stories. My cousins in loved my stories about their Australian uncles and Aunty’s, 😂😊🤗

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      1. We’ve all been there. I cannot believe how ignorant I am of my father’s life. I know certain things but so much is missing and I am full of regrets that I didn’t ask!

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  1. Dallas is a great name to have in your family. It’s such a beautiful city, too. I’ve seen the city often in movies but haven’t been there yet. I especially want to check out Gilley’s! But, as a Philadelphia Eagles fan, I cannot support their (Boo! Hiss!) football team. ^_~ ♥.

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