Half-Breed (a poem)



No roots, no culture, no place, no time;

In a world filled with colors—color—blind;

While the other worms blossom, search, and find;

Aspiring recluse, no race, no kind;

Love conquers multitudes, fetters, bind;

Created reflection—Holy, Divine.



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8 responses to “Half-Breed (a poem)

  • stephendallen

    I really like this poem and especially the style with which you write. I read this piece several times and took away the feeling that even though it speaks of exclusion it gives a higher view whereby it provides a broader and more all inclusive view. Superb!


    • robinejohnson

      Thank you for taking the time to read it. I can’t tell you how grateful I am for your precise, and eloquently worded, interpretation. I imagine there’s no greater compliment for a poet. Thank you.

  • TheSpiderlilly

    While I understand the complexities of having diverse parentage in a North American society, I still bristle at the term “half breed” – reminds me of some type of dog being bred… I know it’s something North Americans tend to use.

    Ditto the word “mulatto” (spelling?)

    Personally… I prefer the word “mixed”… if any, simply because it’s like cooking something wonderful in a pot. But I can’t pretend to dictate what’s best, seeing as I don’t have parents of differing races–although my neices do–, although my *ancestry* is multiracial.

    Nice gem of a poem.

  • shirleydunnperry

    Hi; I like your words and how you use them. 🙂 Thank you for following my blog … it always amazes me that someone finds and reads my offerings … I like being connected. I look forward to reading more of your words. Write ON! 🙂 Shirley

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