Part VII: Turbulence
Though Scots, by war, haud noo preserved
That Independence lang deserved
They were indifferently served
By them in charge;
Hooever folk wid raither sterve
Than seek tae merge.
If ye wid seek when Scotland’s ills
Intil a modern settin spills
As Scotland’s cup o sadness fills
Wi treason’s crime,
An Scotsmen dae as England wills
This, then’s the time.
For Scotland’s next three hunner years
Wis savaged by disruptive peers
That only England’s monarchs cheers
Yet still survived,
Though soaked in bluid an drenched in tears
They aetimes thrived.
As Kirk an State divergent gap
Frae Libertys commitments sap
An nobles selfish aims owrelap
Oan Scottish scene,
The English Virgin’s ploys entrap
The Scottish Queen.
Within the country noo accursed
Wi savage’ry the bigots nursed
An pushed as far an long’s they durst,
Mair troubles spring,
For James the Sixth wis noo the First
An England’s King.
Ye’d need a reservoir o ink
An Biro pens that widnae blink
Recordin aw corruuption’s stink
Each Stewart reign.
There were nae depths they couldnae sink
Tae get their ain.
For favourites an underlings
Whae tae each Stewart faction clings
Mun rise an faw as fortune dings
Their private weal,
Until the hale o Scotland rings
Wi clashin steel.
But history, of course, promotes
The seekly, fawse, romantic quotes
O Stewarts in heraldic coats
When, truth tae tell,
They lived a life o randy goats
In wanton swell.
Owre mony Scots like Braw Montrose,
That for their King an Country rose
An haud their life in vi’lence close,
Hae dee’ed in vain
For leadin men in Scotland chose
An Orange reign.
An sadly in this modern age
There’s Titles sport oan wordly stage
An in their selfish causes wage
That sprang when Stewart’s loins engage
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
Part VI King Robert the Bruce