I had to be very careful about what I said in public during the Scottish Independence Referendum, given my job (which I rather like and would like to keep!) What I said, or rather shouted at the telly, during the final days of the campaign, in the privacy of my own home, is another matter…
Here’s a poem I wrote several years ago, before the 2011 Scottish Parliament election made the Referendum a reality. It meant certain things to me then; what it means to you now, after the No result, with our First Minister stepping down and the supposed consensus of the Westminster politicians (it is said) immediately breaking down, might be something else. That’s what poems are meant to be like, isn’t it?
Fellow Scots, whether Yes or No, peace and love. What is the next level for us?
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