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Scotland is Scotland

Whatever comes to pass

I saw it first in railway stations

Blue not mauve the signs

And look said Chris his English joke

Native settlements!

I looked and saw great haystacks

Is that now what he meant?


I’d like to see a severance

An independent state

Part of the end of empire

At last though coming late

Ireland had to shed its blood

Before its freedom came

And Wales I cannot speak for it

Do they feel the same?


England is a lovely land

Decency lives there

And people there are kind enough

As people anywhere

But power and empire messed with us

We don’t know who we are

Come home to self a little while

And follow a new star


Brian Fahy

13 September 2022

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