Silent Characters

by Albert Semple, 2 August 2022

  1. Conservative governments thieve an they lie
  2. An it's plain for aw folks thit kin see:
  3. We need thim as much as the toon o Milngavie
  4. Haes a need for its N an its V.

  5. They sell aff wir assets, corruption is rife,
  6. The pairty kin aw git tae hell.
  7. For we need the Cons lik Kirkcaldy in Fife
  8. Haes a need for its auld letter L.

  9. Tae hang wi the planet, tae hang wi wir rights,
  10. An tae hang wi the concept a truth.
  11. They'll disregard aethin that stauns in thir wey,
  12. Juist lik Anstruther disregards -ruth-.

  13. They'll no git the vote aff a embdy ah ken
  14. An they'll no git the vote aff a me.
  15. But votes are ignored lik the toon a Kirkcudbright
  16. Ignores baith its D an its T.

by Albert Semple
16 lines over 4 stanzas.