Category Archives: poetry

Away from the manger (A True Story)

Wishing all of my good friends and readers of this blog one last Happy Christmas before Auld Acquaintance ceases to be in the New Year. I hope you all have a wonderful time and enjoy the festive season, but remember … Continue reading

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Political Christianity (The Vicars Daughter)

Political Christianity   For I was hungry You sent me to a foodbank When I was thirsty You upped the water charges When I was lame You took me off my benefits When I was dying You told me get … Continue reading

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The Haggis Emigration

In the two years running up to the Independence referendum of September 2014 I catalogued the events in poetry. The title of the book is “The Haggis Emigration” and indeed that is the title of the first poem in the … Continue reading

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Hello Mr No

Hello Mr No   Hello Mr No. How do you do When you can’t see the sun for the rain falls on you   Hello Mr NO You dependable slave who clings to a flag that is torn and blood … Continue reading

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Foreigners Go Home

    Foreigners Go Home Foreigners Go Home, won’t you leave us alone. Stop the world, for we want to get off! We don’t want your doctors, and don’t want your nursing but please wait till we educate our grammar … Continue reading

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Christmas is Cancelled

Christmas Is Cancelled Christmas is cancelled for poorly educated tenement Scots Brexit means Brexit, trade with Santa’s been lost The pounds taking a pounding with mere jam left to trade Scots shall go breaking and thieving wherever they’ve stayed So … Continue reading

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Simply to Say

In this uncertain world that we live in, for all It’s worry, happiness, joy, fears and troubles. One thing that I would like to leave behind me, including my love for my country, and the desire for its Independence, which … Continue reading

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The Thistle

  The Thistle I grew a thistle but it died Along with my hopes denied For Independence, to be Free for my Country and for me I woke again this morn With my hopes again reborn Not one thistle on … Continue reading

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