English and Scots

My ancestors were English and Scots
Fair skin and freckles my heir
No brogue spoken like I might ought
My ancestors were English and Scots
My speech more like a drawl than with haught
Proper gentility still lets me feel fair
My ancestors were English and Scots
Fair skin and freckles my heir

A triolet

Entering this for the G-Man’s Friday Flash Fiction 55:  http://g-man-mrknowitall.blogspot.com/

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  1. Gayle…
    My ancestors were English and Scot as well.
    McGlashan, hailed from Edinborough.
    Loved your Highland 55 Lassie
    Thanks for playing, thanks for your wonderful support,
    And have a Kick Ass New Year….G

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    • Well, perhaps we’re related G-Man…wouldn’t that be something?! I’m not sure where we hailed from though… Happy New Year, Galen…I’ll see you in 2013. xoxo

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  2. Nice triolet, Gayle ~ do you celebrate New Year’s Eve or Hogmanay? 🙂

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    • Had to look up Hogmanay, Polly…that’s how far removed I am from my ancestry…ha! It’s always been New Year’s Eve for me.

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  3. mine were english and well i think some german….somewhere back there i meet up with willliam the conqueror…and on my moms side a king names Fatass….no joke, it was terribly funny and upsetting to my mom to find that was the only royalty on her side…

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  4. Nice 🙂 wishing you a happy and healthy New Year 🙂

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    • Thank you, Ayala. I paid a visit to a couple of your postings this morning. I’m so far behind in visits to everyone…not just you. Happy New Year, my friend! 🙂

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  5. Very nice triolet! Fun to think about one’s ancestors and the influence they have on who we are!

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    • I loved that show called “Who Do You Think You Are” where celebrities looked into their ancestry. I find it so interesting. I wonder how I was influenced by my “roots”…

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  6. Nicely done … ooh, I do so wish to go to Scotland. Happy New Year!

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  7. Nicely done, but I can’t help but hear a brogue. 😉

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    • Not out of this mouth you don’t! When I lived in Boston for a few years, I was often asked to repeat certain words and then was giggled at for my Southern twang. I won’t tell you what I thought of their accents! I rather like the sound of a brogue though.. 🙂 Thanks, Lorna.

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  8. … and what a heritage that is. Have you searched your genealogy? Lots of fun …

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    • My father actually was into genealogy and came up with many relatives and our “roots”. It is fascinating to me. I would like to know how far back our family could be traced. Thanks, Jamie.

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  9. You are so in tune with all the different types of poetry, Gayle. This one is such a good write. At times I wonder if I am not truly a poet as I have such a time of writing a certain way. People say what is prose and what can you say to that. I really like this. I have English and
    Scot heritage and much more. I’m must all mixed up. 🙂

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  10. I meant I’m all mixed up! I think it is time to call it a day.

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    • I’m mixed up too, Renee (pretty much a mutt)..and I knew what you meant. Maybe you, the G-Man and I are related. I rather like the idea of that! I have a curiosity about different forms, that’s all, so I give them a try. It’s what makes writers unique because they have their own personal spin of how they perceive and then describe their world. You have yours and it makes no difference whether you can “squeeze” your expression into a form or not…not one bit. I’m really happy you enjoyed this…thank you, Renee.

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