Part VI: King Robert the Bruce
Wi patri’tism oan ebbin tide
An lowly sunk the Scottish pride
Tae ger aw nations Scots deride
Came time tae mind,
The Wallace an the wey he died
An courage find.
An Edward then, this brutal King
Whae’d duin this obscene, ghastly thing
Tae draw the Thistle’s jaggit sting
An force a truce,
F’und Scots demand for vengeance bring
King Robert Bruce.
A claimant tae the Scottish throne,
By stabbing Comyn tae the bone
In argument wi daggers drawn
He’d cast the dice,
That landed wi him crooned at Scone
Nae yince but twice.
As syn’s as Robert’s reign’s begun
Though crooned a King he haud tae run
As Edward’s troops in battles won
Got in there first;
An clouds drew owre the Scottish sun
By England cursed.
But Bruce, wi Spider as the source
That gerred him persevere oan course
Aroond him gathered guidly force
That,mair an mair,
Brocht Scotland tae his cause endorse
In union rare.
Then Bannockburn’s illustr’ous fame
Set licht tae sic a fiery flame
That burned tae aw the world proclaim
Let come whae durst,
For Scots whae focht in Freedom’s name
Pit Scotland first.
That day the gr’und wis fertilised
As English, whae haud colonised
When life wis frae their bodies prised,
Lay where they fell;
An rotted as they atomised
In hellish smell.
The remnants fled wi Second Best,
For First at hame haud lain tae rest
His banes unbiled; like his request
Baith left ahint,
His glaikit son doon tae his vest
Wi campaign skint.
Ah wish tae God,an often pray,
That them, whae noo opinions sway,
Wid heed tae Declaration pay
When, at Arbroath,
The nobles gathered there tae say
This solemn Oath.
“By Ancestors that came frae Spain,
Gin but a hunner Scots remain,
Usurpers we shall ay disdain
An cast them doon,
Nane but a patriot shall reign
An wear the croon.”
Scotland Forever: A History in 10 Parts
Part I In the Beginning
Part II Crime an Punishment
Part III Conception
Part IV Incubus
Part V The Wallace