Or Ginspired Scotland’s contribution to National Poetry Day
We’ve Castles and Cabers and Coos by the score
We’ve Whiskies, great Gins even wine and there’s more
We’ve mountains and rivers, heathered hills, sandy shores
Fine food, fresh clean air and our water’s so pure
We’ve world leading skills in all the right places
We’ve technical excellence and cover all bases
We’ve creatives, clear voices and beautiful faces
And a rich mix of people from all different races
Our cities are photographed, painted and longed for
Our crags and our glens people even write songs for
New lands caused new places to carry names yearned for
Our clans and our language, even tartan, was fought for
So why is it, when other folk talk of ‘the Scot’
It’s not beautiful landscapes that claim the prime spot
But deep-fried Mars Bars, of which I’ve seen not a jot
(Or purse strings permanently tied in a knot)
Since lock down’s embrace foiled the supply of warm hugs
Since the rainbow covered everything from jumpers to mugs
Since ‘Be Kind’ was heard clearly by everyone’s lugs
Can’t we lose the old way, because to me, oh it bugs?
So next time you see us portrayed with unkindness
Stand up, say your piece, don’t give in to this blindness
Retort, send them hame and I reckon you’ll find yes….
That our nation of Scotland will be shown as the finest.
Over and out Gin Lovers
Happy National Poetry Day!