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A Tod’s Thoucht

by Shane Strachan

                   cam scoolin
                fae the cleuch,
           sekan tae be hyne
                  awa fae jeelin snaa.
                   Leave ma aleen
                tae berk at the meen –
                             I’ll mak nae
           reerie amo the stirks, winna
                          bather yer lams,
                          hens or cocks.
                          Jist lat ma lie
                           aneath yer lum,
                            the rik warmin
           throu tae ma roosty tail
                                  as snaa faas
                       doon ower this warld,
                    pinntin it fite
an smorin it hale.

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