Why the Forehead Dot?

Douglas Blair 1951 (London)



They come here

With vestiges of the old.

A red dot or yellow.

Tremendous meaning

In old country.

Access

Employment

Legal standing

Admixture, or not.

Rules binding generations.

Binding Mom and Dad.

Do they breathe freely

In this, the True North?

Or rather a new host

Of challenges, limits, hurts?

Misunderstanding?

Their own sort of explorers.
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Written on January 09, 2023

Submitted by dougb.72572 on January 09, 2023

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Quick analysis:

Scheme X X X A X X X A X X X X
Closest metre Iambic trimeter
Characters 358
Words 81
Stanzas 12
Stanza Lengths 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1

Douglas Blair

Blogging poems since 2008. Once a lawyer in general practice. Then 32 years as Shipper in a heavy metal fabricating plant. Retired 2022. Married and father of two. Poet. Hiker. Harmonica Busker. Gospel enthusiast. Photographer. http://shootdempix.blogspot.com/ more…

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