~ Cairn of Courage ~

Silently the Scott rocks came
one by one all the same
lay together in field of blood
freedom sought courage loved
…..

What’s that wafting on the breeze
rumbling murmurs of unease
thunder through the eerie fog
scarlet coats rabid dogs
scrounging savage scouring all
lording over loving souls

Silently the Scott rocks came
one by one and all the same
faced the foe proud and strong
bravely fought the day long
but conflict comes from many source
and victory did not run their course

when soft dusk falls the light is low
the field is strewn life to the foe
the cries are silenced by the butchers blow
hope fades in the field of blood

The pipes are quiet all tartan shred
stolen by the enemy dread
freedom sought courage love
squashed beneath the velvet glove
Clans disbanded lords are slain
childer lost in resulting reign
the Bonnie prince fled the game
the highlands will never be the same

So walk the steps of those before
listen to the locals lore
and if you visit be mindful of
the cairn of courage and field of love!

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~ Cairn of Courage ~

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Frankston, Australia

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My wonderful Highlander Joak
took this picture of the Culloden Cairn
and my words flowed!


‘the culloden cairn’ by joak

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