Saturday, November 29, 2008

Some inspirational poetry for all the coalitionists out there

The events of the last few days reminded me of a poem my parents taught us. It speaks of the victory by outnumbered forces over a would be tyrant. The Scots English may be a struggle but it is worth a read.

Robert Bruce's March to Bannockburn

    SCOTS, what hae wi' Wallace bled,
    Scots, wham Bruce has aften led,
    Welcome to your gory bed,
    Or to victorie!

    Now's the day, and now's the hour;
    See the front o' battle lour;
    See approach proud Edward's power --
    Chains and slaverie!

    Wha will be a traitor knave?
    Wha can fill a coward's grave?
    Wha sae base as be a slave?
    Let him turn and flee!

    Wha, for Scotland's King and Law,
    Freedom's sword will strongly draw,
    Free-man stand, or Free-man fa',
    Let him on wi' me!

    By Oppression's woes and pains!
    By your sons in servile chains!
    We sill drain our dearest veins,
    But they shall be free!

    Lay the proud Usurpers low!
    Tyrants fall in every foe!
    Liberty's in every blow!
    Let us do or die!
    Robert Burns
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sassy said...

"Now's the day, and now's the hour;
See the front o' battle lour;"

in sync with
First things first: take him out.

Constant Vigilance said...

There is a lot of synchronicity going on today. Canadian politics is very interesting once you are in it. If you like strategy rather than the brute force used down south.