Around, Around I Go



Around, Around I Go
Over the hills
and through the dale
around
and round I go.

There she be
a little lass
as pure as driven snow.

For
I can see her in her gown
standing off the weathered moor.

As I go round
and round again
off the Scottish cove.

 She waits for her true love
to come home from the war.

He left his home
in the highland hills
to fight against the Boers.

Off
he went
with the legionnaires
to the desert lands
in the cover of night.

Some say
he left her just in time
to be foot loose and free.

The words forever told
he went for the true meaning
of liberty.

As she stands
there all in white
off the Scottish moor.

While I go round
and round
like I did once before.

For the Scottish air
upon my wings
has taken me there
above the shore.

As I am the man
that went off to war
with my legion against the Boers.

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Submitted on July 05, 2016

Modified on March 05, 2023

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Quick analysis:

Scheme ABXCA DXA ECF CXX XE XBG XXXHI XXD XXD HIF CCE JXJE XEG
Closest metre Iambic dimeter
Characters 777
Words 169
Stanzas 13
Stanza Lengths 5, 3, 3, 3, 2, 3, 5, 3, 3, 3, 3, 4, 3

Norman Wilson

IntroductionForgotten are the times the tick of a clock once chimed sobering sounds that caressed my hearts nightly dreams. As I awaken to the touch of light that burns upon a candles wick flickering my words for all to see. This drives my thoughts through the darkest of nights of loneliness that renders my quill upon parchment with ink that dances to minds and souls.Now I hear the screeching of my heart when the blue horizon covers the orb of emptiness.Within the shelter of my mind with little, purpose other than my words that keep me sane. These are my new poems I have written in the quiet of my night, forever wished away in a writer’s pain. As I strive to write that perfect poem that, my soul desperately seeks. Then and only then can my words rest upon a sleep. more…

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