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Visit Scotland

It is a huge expanse of blue sky
White cotton wool puffs, wispy
Slow dancing through this vista
Crisp winter air cracks audibly
A buzzard, majestic, soars high
The golden eagle with eagle eyes
Prays for prey, a hairy comestible
Hares comb the area for vegetation
Rabbits nervously copulate ever alert
For any large low flying shadow

The wise old tawny owl is not sure
His perching place sitting on the fence
The royal wild stag is going to a party
Roe deer row across the black Loch
Highly motivated, salmon leap up
The falls and quickly fall back down
The black loch, dark and mysterious
Seems to call out my name in a whisper
Despite it being calm like an ice rink
An old Scots fisherman catches a Skate

Snow like powdered sugar decorates
Jagged, ragged mountain peaks, peek
Mountains like mountainous cup cakes
A pine forest surrounds its base camp
Rainbow heather colours roll like carpets
Towards me but I am safe, protected by
Nests of thistles and yellow gorse bushes
A dry stane dyke offers more protection
Hairy Highland cattle slowly meander
It seems the weight of their ample coat
Restricts their mobility or sudden movement

In the wind I can hear the pipes and drums
The rumble of the battle charge rather loud
Clash of broad swords and broader shields
A stirring cry of Freedom rises up from the bracken
And in an instant; all is still, all is silent
It is the ghosts of warrior’s long time dead
And the heartbeat of current warriors, stolen

This is God's country, it has to be
Such eminent beauty, breath-taking
Immeasurable and surely without equal
The already beautiful made more beautiful
It’s a place where you strut like a peacock
Proudly filling your lungs with Scots air
Nature in all its splendour, I am in awe
It’s simply beautiful, it just is what it is

But then who wants to fuckin see it
How many photographs do you fuckin need?
And here I am sitting here like a fuckin twat
Fuckin writing about it!
David_Macleod
Written by David_Macleod (David Macleod)
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