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    Ancestral DNA

    What comes between?

    A truth that can't be known.

    A carapace of lies and evasion.

    The warm embrace of self-delusion.

    Paroled, the sinner not the sin.

    While they are still at home

    For the children

    the show must go on.

  • #2
    Now this is sad...


    • Johntee
      Johntee commented
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      Like most of my pieces it started as a line in mind, "What lies between."
      What my mind brought up then is people shocked on finding from DNA
      revelations those stepping straight-laced out of sepia photographs
      were all too human, and unforgotten, unforgiven, the rise
      now in elderly divorce once children have left home.
      One Day at a Time started as a mental image
      of a hand reaching into a refrigerator.
      Then my negative spin on things puts its clogs on.
      Last edited by Johntee; 08-31-2019, 07:55 AM.

    • RhymeLovingWriter
      RhymeLovingWriter commented
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      I find it admirably incredible that you get all of this from one phrase. Kudos!

  • #3
    I agree with RLW, this is sad. And a sad reality. Not what I expected from the title. Interesting that you spun this direction. Very well done, Johntee!

    For some levity here is where my mind went from the title:

    Not What I Thought

    My DNA
    says I am not
    in many ways
    what I was taught
    My family’s
    not royalty
    I’m but a mutt
    Last edited by Muttado1sb; 09-09-2019, 05:24 AM.


    • Johntee
      Johntee commented
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      Living up to your Honorific?

    • Muttado1sb
      Muttado1sb commented
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      Yup. . I did a DNA test, and though there was no expected royalty in any family lore (nor any links found) the results did hold some surprises.