When We Were Wee
Posted on March 22nd, 2016
When we were wee we were forced to ask for pocket-money
“There! That is all you will get Jock-Johnie
Don’t ask for more there isn’t any!"
We hated to beg:-the awfie shame
“And forced to say, ‘thank-you’ to big Daddy."
Oh, how we want to be on oor ain; never to hae tae beg again
Too often oor hand, palm upwards formed a begging bowl
-an empty glass
making us feel shame: a kind of anger in the soul
and in our class
Now turn the hand over
Pull the fingers together
Beg no longer sister or brother
Look! The fist is stronger