Rab Wilson Poet in residence
Rab Wilson is to be the Scots Language Centre’s new poet in virtual residence. The popular, award winning poet from New Cumnock begins his residence on the Scots Language Centre’s web site in September. Well known in the Scots language world and outwith it too, Rab is one of the most successful modern Scots poets.
(fir Mr Goodwin)
In ma young days they wid hae bin ashamed,
Tae read it in The Sun or Sunday Mail,
Yin o their faimily lockt up in the jail,
Wi photie, mugshot, story; ‘named an shamed’.
Ah’ve mind they aye wore masks an toutit guns,
Drave three-litre Capri’s, else Jaguar caurs,
Afore they goat bangt up ahint the baurs,
O Peterheid, Barlinnie, Perth or Saughton.
Nou they luik lik tellers, ‘Ceetie Gents’,
Armani suitit, haund-made buits bi Lobb,
In Marleybone ye’ll hear new Porsche’s throb –
Bocht wae a bonus; eichty-five percent!
Aye, aince they hung their heids at siclike ploys,
Nou bress-neckt bastarts boast aboot their boys!
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