An ode to the indyref

A guest post by Lissa Orr

Are you votin Aye?
Are you votin Naw’?
Or are you no bothered,
So no votin at aw?
Dae ye ken whit your votin fur?
The cairds huv been delt:
Control ouer oor future,
Or daein whit your telt.
Wi education an pensions,
We look efter oor folk.
But wi austerity an foodbanks,
Westminster’s a joke.
A social democracy
Is whit we’re aboot,
No right wing Tories
Wi taxpayer funded expenses tae loot.
o services an the NHS,
Insteed of selling them for profit
An leavin the country in a mess.
Wi Trident awa fae oor shore,
We’re a country for peace,
Insteed o fichtin illegal wars,
Whaur insurgent tensions spread like disease.
We want tae prosper an grow
oor industries an wealth.
No shut doon shipyerds and
Hae our oil rev’s nicked via stealth.
Hunners o folk still dinnae ken
Whit’s really gawn oan.
Biased media reportin fear,
Positive indy, rarely shown.
Currency. Plan B.
A diversionary tactic, that’s right.
Efter indy, aw the bluster an scaremongerin
Will be shown tae be shite
If Salmond’s no yur man,
In 2016, pick a pairty wi better patter.
If Cameron’s no yur man,
Tough shit, yur vote disnae matter.
Oan the 18th September
We tak tae the polls tae decide oor fate.
Regardless o ootcome
Let’s celebrate democracy, an lets no hate.
Fur me, votin Aye
Is obvious, why wid i vote naw?
Given the opportunities an possibilities open to us,
I can smile and look my son in the eye when he asks “How did you vote, Maw?”

For more thoughts and musings on Scottish independence, and life as a mum in Scotland, read Lissa’s blog – The Scarf Lady Chronicles

9 comments on “An ode to the indyref

  1. Oh fuck it, yes! Let us just do this. Tell all these westminster tossers where to go.

  2. A Meringue says:

    Smashin wee poem. I bet you enjoyed writing it! 🙂

    • Lissa says:

      Thank you macart 🙂
      Have just shared your link too – fantastic news, how many more can we get to sign over the next 4 weeks?

      • macart763 says:

        I wouldn’t bet against another six figures appearing in the last four weeks as momentum picks up. 🙂

        I think it was Alicsammin who said that if YES Scotland could get a million signatures for the declaration then the referendum could easily be won.

        Looking forward to the beginning of a better tomorrow and when you look at the comments and contributions to this site alone, you become acutely aware that we already have the heart. 😉

  3. John Lowe says:

    Great poem and glad to see you weren’t afraid to use Scots rather than proper English. I am YES

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