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Massacre at Glencoe

The snow rests red and heavy
through the valley and the glen,

with MacDonald honor lingering on
in spite of Campbell sin.

Give us crimson wool
to weave a plaiden memory

of the massacre at Glencoe
and deeds of treachery.

Let the stigma of a traitor
forever mark their name

as long as Scotland bears the scar
so recalled shall be their shame.

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  1. Date: 3/3/2013 8:51:00 AM

    Thvia, many blessings on your featured poem this passed week. Have yourself a new and awesome week.:-) Always & Forever * LINDA

  1. Date: 2/27/2013 5:29:00 PM

    really nice poem and nice job being featured!

  1. Date: 2/26/2013 12:15:00 PM

    My last name is Austin. My son looked up the derivation and it is Scotch. Perhaps an ancestor went down in the massacre at Glencoe. Anywho, I like your fine piece. Congrats on the selection. daver

  1. Date: 4/19/2011 4:29:00 AM

    Another stunning write!

  1. Date: 9/5/2010 11:17:00 PM

    Heya, back again :D~I saw your comment regarding Falkirk. I suppose Edinburgh isn't 'Scottish enough,' when compared to a more northern town like Falkirk hehe....plus it has some wonderful history with the Antonine Wall and such. I never did any extensive travelling around that area, but stayed mainly around Edinburgh, Musselburgh, Preston Pans and North Berwick~Chris

  1. Date: 9/5/2010 10:38:00 PM

    Thvia, I particularly enjoyed reading this poem. There are so many different versions of this account....just like a lot of Scottish history were many 'legends' and 'rumours' become interwoven into the facts. All I know, is that the MacDonald clan would not submit to the Royalty, so Captain Robert Campbell was sent to Glencoe to 'make an example' of the MacDonald clan....and how Captain Campbell was known to be tricky and ruthless~Chris