Grandpa Dobson

image by Wendy Corniquet on pixabay

Grandpa Dobson was a tinker
Charged a tuppence to mend a pan
Mended tools, wrought handles new
Sharpened chisels, knives and scissors too

Grandpa Dobson was a tinker
A carpenter as well
Made wheelie-barrows for the men
Made dancing-dolls and clothes pegs too

Grandpa Dobson, he bred horses
Raised them, trained them, sold them
Travelled to the county horse fairs
Travelled with the gypsies too

Grandpa Dobson was the bestest
He told awesome stories too

75 words, written for Sammi’s Weekend Writing Prompt: Tinker

Name changed to the protect the not-so-innocent!

About crispina kemp

Spinner of Asaric and Mythic tales
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22 Responses to Grandpa Dobson

  1. Lovely use of the prompt! ❀

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  2. Grandpa Dobson reminds me of my grandfather except for the horses part πŸ™‚

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  3. Violet Lentz says:

    Oooo! I love Grandpa Dobson already. Seems we both had gypsies our the minds today…

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    • crimsonprose says:

      Mmm, I wonder why that might be? YPerhaps it’s that we’re both thinking of a journey? Though mine’s not so long, and it’s only for a day, but it is back to my roots. Not that that’s unusual, it’s a pilgrimage I make at least twice a year. And you?


  4. Dale says:

    I love Grandpa Dobson!
    Well done!

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  5. A poem full of character!

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  6. Lovely poem! “Grandpa Dobson was the bestest” – he sounds it! πŸ™‚

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