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A Love Song for Your Country

Author: Madeline Macphail

Please note: this piece contains strong language.

How I love your mountains, your sea, your rivers-

All your beauty

How I hate that some of your people live in poverty, in ugly places

Why should I be privileged to enjoy your beauty

When others are deprived of so much, including that beauty?

Fuck the big hoose people, lording it over others, especially their workers.

Let land reform rid us of this blight on our land,

Ensuring opportunity for all amid your beauty.

Fuck the capitalists with their tax havens.

Welcome healing of wounds in a fair society.

Written in response to Scotland, You’re No Mine(this link will open in a new window) by Hannah Lavery.