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scottish andrewMA PLASTIC KILT

Andrew Hennessey

 Me and ma plastic kilt


Have the ‘Burgh crowds all thrill’t

Worn without guilt

The sweat that was spill’t

Playing the ceilidhs with ma fiddle


Nothing so demure

As lambswool pure

The enduring shape of plastic

So that nothing drastic

Happens in the wash


Tough as nails

The threads don’t pale

As I go full tilt

In ma plastic kilt

Leapin’ the stage with ma fiddle


No soft fringes to twiddle

In Scottish ventures that were built

On ma plastic kilt

Whilst playin’ the fiddle

And there’s the riddle

Mortgaged to the hilt

How Scottish I’ve felt

In my plastic kilt


A sartorial dare

That cannot compare

To the easy weaves of the Laird

But if ever buried in ancestral silt

In ma plastic kilt

It’s my bones that will have the flair.

About ScottishAndrew

Contemporary Scottish fiddle player, Scottish ceilidh dance caller, folk music composer, Ufologist, natural and supernatural photographer and tour operator, digital artist and designer, writer and columnist - interested in cosmology and 5th generation computation without the 'Halting problem' !! THE SCOTTISH ANDREWVERSE Ceilidh musician and man of dance Investigator of paranormal circumstance Composer of art and pictures and tunes And researcher of old Scottish stones and runes Cosmic conundrums and landing on the Moon ...


2 thoughts on “MA PLASTIC KILT

  1. A man in a kilt always get my attention 😉

    Posted by bruisedbelly | January 8, 2014, 6:51 pm
  2. Great poem BUT the title should be ‘ME AND (or AN’) MA PLASTIC KILT’;
    also, the first line should begin the same, i.e. no ‘And’ to start it. When you recite it live, you can put in an ‘and’ or whatever edit you want, but not when written as it spoils the flow.

    Thx, RC

    Posted by Arcydarcy | January 8, 2014, 6:52 pm

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