On Times Austere
Friday 6th January, 2012
Should e’er ye fa’ on harder times,
Should e’er your purse be empty,
Be thankit for your kith and kin
And health; ye’ve still got plenty.
O Maisters! Wha bleat rhetoric
While Bankers bleed the nation—
Take heed: there’s nane forbye the De’il
Can buy his ain salvation.
Written for ‘Windows on Burns Night’, Jan 2012.
Engraved at The Globe Inn, Dumfries, Nov 2012.